Facebook restores services after massive outage

WhatsApp on a phone  Pexels

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Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 and Instagram in 2012.

Exactly a month after Facebook and its family of apps suffered its longest, nearly 24 hours, worldwide outage, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook users from around the world were again complaining that the apps were not working properly.

A response from a Facebook representative reads, "Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps ..."

This incident is nowhere near as bad: outage-monitoring service DownDetector listed reports peaking in the tens of thousands on Sunday, while it listed millions of reports during the mid-March outage.

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Instagram, facebook and WhatsApp are down. The site's outage map shows several parts of Europe, South-east Asia and North America are affected.

It is also not clear how many users were impacted by the outage, but according to Downdetector.com, a Web site which monitors outages, yesterday there were more than 9 000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook.

Facebook will likely issue comments on the outage via its Twitter accounts, but it may be a while before those statements are published. "All Facebook services are down", said Daniel Chernenkov in Israel. Last month, Facebook faced its most widespread and persistent system outage, with users unable to access the social network for more than 12 hours.

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