Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down for users around the world
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all experiencing issues this morning for users worldwide. Facebook and Instagram are both inaccessible, with news feeds refusing to refresh and the main Facebook.com domain unavailable. WhatsApp messages aren’t being sent or received, and users of Facebook’s main services (Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp) have headed to Twitter to share that they’re having issues. Messenger, Facebook’s chat service, is also down.
The outages appear to have started at around 6:30AM ET this morning, and some locations appear to be more widely affected than users. Facebook’s issues come just a month after Facebook experienced its worst outage ever. Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were all inaccessible for hours last month, and it wasn’t until over 24 hours later that Facebook finally gave the all clear. Facebook blamed a “server configuration change,” and apologized for the outages.
We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment on the latest issues, and we’ll update you accordingly.
Update April 14th 8AM ET: Article updated to note that Messenger is also experiencing problems.
(Article republished from The Verge)