Facebook, WhatsApp back online after global outage

Facebook, WhatsApp back online after global outage

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Facebook said it was “back at 100 per cent” Wednesday evening after an outage on all of its services affected users in various parts of the world.

Online monitoring service DownDetector reported earlier the outage began around 1200 GMT and affected Facebook as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp services.

“The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100 per cent for everyone,” the company tweeted at 0006 GMT Thursday, adding they were sorry for “any inconvenience.”

#Facebookdown and #instagramdown were trending on Twitter as users around the world reported these apps were not functioning.

According to DownDetector, thousands of users around the world were reporting outages, with Europe and North America most impacted. Both individual users as well as businesses and organisations were affected.

Earlier this year, an outage lasting as long as 24 hours that hit Facebook services was blamed on a “server configuration change.”

The March 13 outage was believed to be the worst ever for the internet giant, which reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications.

 

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