The three apps – which are owned by Facebook and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.
Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the problems.
Facebook’s outages happen relatively rarely but tend to be vast in their impact, not least because they affect three of the world’s biggest apps.
The company is often cryptic about the causes of any issues, and does not tend to explain them even after they are fixed. In 2019, for instance, it suffered its biggest outage in years – and said only that it had “triggered an issue” during “routine maintenance operations”.
In a leaked transcript published in The Verge in 2019, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg noted that such outages are a “big deal”. Any problems can often lead people to start using competitors instead, he said, and noted that it can take “months” to win back trust and get people back on Facebook’s platforms – if they come back at all.
A company spokesperson said that it apologised for the problem but gave no indication of why the outage began or how long it might take to fix.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” spokesperson Andy Stone said on Twitter. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
The same statement was posted shortly after on the official Facebook Twitter page.
Instagram also shared a similar update.
“Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them,” it wrote on its communications page. “Bear with us, we’re on it!”
And WhatsApp also updated users through its official Twitter account.
“We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible,” it said.
“Thanks for your patience!”
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I deleted communist book over a half year ago because of 30 day bans. I must have gotten several years worth of bans since my first pc in 2013. It is against their community standards to try to save your friends lives. I tried to warn friends of the deadly vaccine.
long for good old days of no internet!
Facebook, Instagram and What’s App is down; is this the beginning of “THE STORM”? We’ve been instructed many times that there would come a time when information sources would shut down; the next step would be martial law.
My husband and I differ in our response’s to those who attempted to overthrow our country. The journalist in me has questions; who, what, when, where and why. He on the other hand, is mathematical. Two plus two treasonous slugs = four graves.
What we’re experiencing now is an end to a double government and and a beautiful new beginning for the United States and the world.
This day will go down in history.
When I saw FB, Instagram and what’s appropriate down I was fairly certain “the Storm” was upon us. I think YES!
The huge ship Evergreen (Hillary’s code name) that ended up sideways in the Suez Canal had some special cargo that a certain country had big plans for, like murdering us!
Of course the general public thought it to save our precious children that had been trafficked. In fact there were trafficked children, but there was another “mother load” deep in that ship that belonged to the CCP.
After the ship went sideways troops from the United States and Russia boarded the ship from both sides. Egyptians were already there. The objectives were two fold. The children, and 30,000 ship containers loaded with weapons of mass destruction like nuclear weapons, nerve gas, etc.
This cash cow was accumulated over thirty years, and poof it was gone!!!! This coincided with Marine/Trump attaching all their assets. Lost money and lost weapons. THEY’RE BROKE!
Our guys had a sense of humor, on the top of the ship there was a pic or painting of a mans genitals! What do you think they meant by that?!!!
There is a lesson here, don’t never ever doubt the expertise of our elite military and the best President yet!
All presidents said they would see that Israel became the Capitol, and the only one who got it done? President Trump!
What really runs a nation this perverse? Did you fully understand that the ” Closest ANGELS of GOD were dispatched to a town, Medina, Ohio at 2:40 am to answer an urgent S.O.S. call by numerous ET’s, UAP’s and life forms that were in contact
with human life form that had detected a none human life form killing and perverting little children into sex toys and sacrifice!
The outsiders were GODLESS Satanics that needed removal and those running these PERVERTS were fake forms of human looking monsters that it took from 2002 until 2018 to prepare the removal of these Criminal Life Forms starting right NOW!
Their soul less bodies will be beheaded and taken to burn to the Central SUN to protect this Mind of GOD from lowest Life Forms!