Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

Facebook down for some users Facebook outage: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online
Katie Ramirez | 17 April, 2019, 15:31

Downdetector, a site that tracks website outages, reported problems with Facebook starting as early as 6.30 a.m Sunday morning in NY.

Facebook and Instagram users told the outage monitoring website that they were either unable to view their newsfeeds or log into the social networking service, both via their website browsers and mobile applications.

Users across the globe have reported difficulties using Facebook and Instagram. "Supposedly Facebook, insta and WhatsApp are all down but couldn't care less about the other 2 just want my WhatsApp lol!" The outages started around 6:30 AM ET, and lasted for around 3 hours. The severity of the service outage differed, where some regions experienced more severe disruption.

"On 15 June 2019, we will discontinue P2P services on Messenger or through Facebook messages for all residents in the United Kingdom and France", Facebook wrote on its support page. The company blamed a "server configuration change" for the outage.

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Social media networks, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, were inaccessible to some users across the world on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com, a website which monitors outages.

A response from a Facebook representative reads, "Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps ... The issue has since been resolved; we're sorry for any inconvenience", the apology email read.

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