Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all working again after an outage that affected photos for about 9 hours (FB)
- Facebook-owned social-networking apps, like Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, experienced outages on Wednesday.
- The outages appeared to affect users in the United States, Europe, and South America, according to the website Downdetector.
- By the time it came back, the outage had lasted about 9 hours.
- It’s the latest in a series of outages the social-media giant has experienced in recent months.
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Facebook experienced technical issues on Wednesday across its suite of popular social-networking apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.
The outages began on Wednesday morning, according to Downdetector, a website that measures the status of popular websites. As of about 11 a.m. Eastern Time, more than 7,000 users had submitted issue reports to Downdetector. At 7 p.m. EDT, some users reported that it had started to work again.
At around 8:07 p.m EDT, Facebook posted to Twitter saying that it had fixed the issues, “and we should be back at 100% for everyone” — capping off an outage that lasted about 9 hours.
Earlier today, some people and businesses experienced trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps and platforms. The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.
— Facebook (@facebook) July 4, 2019
An outage map on Downdetector appeared to show that the issues primarily affected Facebook users in the northeastern United States, with some outages in the South near Texas and Atlanta, as well as in London, Paris, Mexico, and other areas.
For WhatsApp, the majority of affected users appeared to be in South America and Europe, particularly in Germany.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #facebookdown
— Facebook (@facebook) July 3, 2019
It’s the latest in a series of outages the social-media giant has experienced in recent months.
Facebook’s apps were down for more than eight hours on March 13, which the company said was the result of a “server configuration change.”
Twitter users commented on the outages on Wednesday, with some joking that the reason people were using Twitter was simply that other major social networks were experiencing technical issues.
Insta, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp and twitter DMs are down. Is this what the end of the world feels like?
— Beth 💜 (@_bethalice) July 3, 2019
— Mollywood Cinemas (@MolywoodCinemas) July 3, 2019
— Paula Mould (@PaulaMould) July 3, 2019
I guess everyone is on Twitter because Instagram and Facebook are down. My feed is Poppin
— KrissyG927✌🏻️🏳️🌈 (@krissyg927) July 3, 2019
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