by Muyiwa Matuluko
If you tried logging into Facebook and Instagram this morning without success, it’s not just you. Facebook and Instagram are down both on the web and mobile.
Users worldwide first started experiencing the outage around 7:10 am (GMT +1) this morning. In a hilarious response, a #pray4facebook hashtag has already started making rounds on Social Media.
— Amit (@amitos) January 27, 2015
It is unclear what the cause of the outage is, especially as WhatsApp, which is also owned by Facebook, is running fine as of this publication.
There is no official statement yet from Facebook. We will bring you relevant updates as they come.
[UPDATE]: After barely an hour being down, both services are back up and running. According to reports, the outage was caused by routine “techincal difficulties”