Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down in global outage

Facebook appears to have suffered a global outage that briefly took down access to its social media and messaging services on Saturday morning.Complaints collated by DownDetector show a surge at around 4.30am Saturday morning (AEDT) with people complaining they couldn’t access Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp.
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At 5.30am (AEDT) a Facebook “team member” told a group of developers that the company were “aware of an outage affecting Facebook Platform Developer Products and are working to resolve this”.
As of around 6am Facebook was advising the problem had been resolved.
A few minutes earlier the Twitter account for WhatsApp had shared the news that it was back after “a long 45 minutes”.
The temporary outage on Facebook and Instagram appears to have sent at least a few people over to the platform’s sort-of rival (but not really) Twitter, with many complaining about being unable to access the Facebook services.