Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffer another worldwide outage

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 17, 2019

In January, the Instagram app crashed while WhatsApp users worldwide were unable to send or receive messages. Last month, Facebook faced its most widespread and persistent system outage, with users unable to access the social network for more than 12 hours.

After the problem was fixed today the company spokesperson, earlier some users may have experienced distress in joining to access Facebook family of apps, now the problem has since been fixed; the company apologized to its users for any troublesomeness.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back online after temporarily being down on Sunday.

The outage monitoring website also showed that, at the peak on Sunday, there were more than 3,000 incidents of people reporting issues with WhatsApp and over 7,000 with Instagram. Downdetector.com's live blackout map demonstrated that the issues were predominantly in the region of Europe and Asia. This affected Instagram and WhatsApp services, along with the Facebook Chat. "The issue has since been resolved; we're sorry for any inconvenience", a Facebook spokesman told Reuters. In that instance, Facebook said a server configuration change had resulted in the outage; there's no word on what is happening this time around and no way to guess how long the issue may persist.

Facebook will likely issue comments on the outage via its Twitter accounts, but it may be a while before those statements are published.

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