Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after global outage

Facebook down for some users

The massive user base that frequents Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook combined makes for a big deal when the services are unavailable.

However, Facebook did not specify the cause or scope of the outages.

Instagram and WhatsApp, which are both owned by Facebook, also faced accessibility issues, leaving some users unable to load their newsfeed or send messages.

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"Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps". The last noteworthy incident happened in March, when access to Facebook was restricted for some 24 hours.

It adds there were more than 3 000 incidents of people reporting issues with messaging app WhatsApp and over 7 000 with photo-sharing platform Instagram. "Supposedly Facebook, insta and WhatsApp are all down but couldn't care less about the other 2 just want my WhatsApp lol!" "The issue has since been resolved; we're sorry for any inconvenience", the apology email read.

Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, showed Facebook had been down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in the Northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines. 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.

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