SAN DIEGO – Facebook suffered a worldwide outage Friday morning.
The crash was first reported at 9:18 a.m. and was back online by 9:29 a.m.
DownDetector showed a surge of outage reports and its outage map included North and South America, Europe, parts of Asia and the Middle East.
Facebook acknowledged the social media platform issue about 45 minutes later.
A Facebook spokesperson said in an email to Mashable, “Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble connecting to Facebook and it has since been resolved.”
We know some people had trouble connecting to Facebook earlier. The issue's been fixed. Sorry about that!
— Facebook (@Facebook) August 3, 2018