Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after global outage

Late on Monday, Facebook services were slowly coming back online, with the company apologizing for the extended disruption.

Iran PressAmerica: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now,” Facebook tweeted.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp became inaccessible for large numbers of people at about 5 pm UK time (12 pm ET), with Downdetector.com citing reports of problems from millions of social media users around the world. A map on the site showed, for instance, reports of outages.

In a blog post, Downdetector said the outage was global and the largest it had ever seen. “Facebook is currently experiencing a rarely seen global outage that is taking out Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger.” As of 1 pm PDT, Downdetector said it had seen more than 10.6m problem reports from around the world, with the majority coming from the US, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.

The outage also hit small businesses around the world that rely on WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook, meaning that stores, restaurants, and delivery services lost money on Monday.

The disruption of WhatsApp was particularly challenging for millions of people around the world who rely on the platform as their primary communication method with friends and family.


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