Facebook and its allied services WhatsApp and Instagram were down for users around the world on Sunday.
The outages, which started at about 12.30pm South African time, were still not resolved an hour later.
TechCentral was unable to access any of the services at 1.25pm on Sunday, with no messages able to be sent or received on WhatsApp. The main Facebook Web domain wouldn’t load, and photo-sharing service Instagram was also unusable.
Access family of apps and the Facebook website was eventually restored at about 3pm, more than two hours after the outage began. Facebook apologised for the downtime, but did not say what caused it. — (c) 2019 NewsCentral Media