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WhatsApp, Facebook And Instagram Down For Many Users Worldwide

17 April 2019

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

Beato expressed his concern after social media networks Facebook and Instagram, as well as WhatsApp, the messaging service that Facebook owns, experienced a second outage in a month last Sunday, this time lasting for three hours.

Downdetector.com's live outage map showed the issues mainly cropped up in Europe and Asia.

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. It appeared to be back up and running for most users by 8 a.m. CST.

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"Ok... who broke #Facebook?" As the New York Times noted, even the platform's bug reporting system became inaccessible, a black eye for a company that (at least in theory) is never supposed to go down.

In late January, the Instagram app crashed, and WhatsApp users worldwide were also unable to send or receive messages. Following the fixation, the social media giant accused a "server configuration change", for the problem and later on apologized after it fix the problem 24 hours later.

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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WhatsApp, Facebook And Instagram Down For Many Users Worldwide