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Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Users Hit By Outages

17 April 2019

Facebook Inc. suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

At around 6:30AM, the outages seem to have happen but were not even some places were more broadly affected than others.

A Facebook spokesman apologised for the inconvenience.

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WhatsApp users were unable to received or sent messages, while the main website Facebook as well as Instagram were both inaccessible.

[Yesterday], some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps.

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

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Downdetector.com had also added that there were 3,000 incidents in WhatsApp and another 7,000 in Instagram, when people failed to access the sites.

According to the service downtime monitoring site, there had been more than 12,000 incidents where people reported problems while trying to access the into the site, however, during midday hours, the numbers were decreased to about 2,000 reports.

This weekend, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all went down for many users, rendering the applications completely unusable for hours. 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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Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Users Hit By Outages