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Facebook suffers outage in Europe

Last month Zuckerberg also said the firm was exploring end-to-end encryption for the entire platform, extending the current security coverage of Whatsapp onto both Messenger and Instagram.

According to the Down Detector website, Facebook began experiencing technical issues at about 6.30am Eastern Time (4.00pm Sri Lankan time) with users affected worldwide.

In terms of Facebook and Instagram, the pages failed to load or refresh while on Whatsapp, messages were either delayed or not sent at all.

Facebook Inc's social networking site, photo-sharing social network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp were inaccessible to some users on Sunday, downdetector.com, which monitors outages, showed.

Its live outage map shows WhatsApp issues in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Middle East and Europe.

Needless to say, users have been flooding rival social media sites like Twitter to express their disappointment, or to have a little fun with the issue.

Around 8:00 a.m., Facebook was back up and running for users.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the outage from Facebook, which owns all three services.

Facebook has yet to comment.

A screenshot taken of the Facebook website not loading

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