WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram facing outage again

WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram facing outage again

PUCHONG: Popular messaging app WhatsApp and social media platforms Facebook and Instagram went down and inaccessible worldwide.

Facebook and Instagram were both inaccessible, with news feeds refusing to refresh and the main Facebook.com domain unavailable for around two hours.

WhatsApp messages were also unable to be sent or received, and users of Facebook’s main services (Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp) headed to Twitter to share that they were having issues.

Messenger, Facebook’s own chat service, was also down for more than two hours.

The outages appear to have started at around 6pm Malaysian time this morning, and some locations were more widely affected than others.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” said a Facebook spokesperson, reported The Verge.

“We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.” Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all started to come back online at around 9AM ET (9PM Malaysian time) this morning.

About a month ago, all three services faced similar outages that lasted for a day before Facebook rectified issues regarding server configuration change.

Downdetector.com showed that over 9,000 reports have been logged in over the past hour with regard to problems at Facebook.

Its outage map indicated that Malaysia is among the countries facing problems getting on to Facebook, including parts of Indonesia and Singapore.

Europe appears to be the most affected as well as the east coast of the United States.

At the time of writing, WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram resumed its services.

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