"During one of our routine maintenance operations, we triggered an issue that is making it hard for some people to upload or send photos and videos", Facebook said.The company is still investigating the overall impact of the issue.
Some, however, opted instead to remind Central Intelligence Agency of some less amusing issues the organisation allegedly is involved in.
And others simply joked about their predicament.
After Facebook and Instagram suffered outages on July 3, photos and videos wouldn't load.
Something that users are noticing is how Facebook tags certain images with the use of what appears to be AI-generated captions.
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We will monitor the situation during the day and update this story once service returns to normal, and when we receive an official statement from Facebook. Given WhatsApp is owned by Facebook one wonders why Google would be sending messages about its fate.
"The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone", Facebook said around 5 p.m. PT.
The company blamed a change it had made to its system for the outage.
The company says it is working as fast as it can to get things back up and running again.
Added one: "Guys it's been over 4 hours and pics not showing and loading is slow or not loading at all. frustrated? could be more than that! phones are on fire!" In that case, some users reported that they couldn't access Instagram at all, while others couldn't conduct searches or access other parts of the service.