Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Were Briefly Down for Users Around the World

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger — all Facebook services were briefly down around the world. Many users had been posting on Twitter about not being able to log into any of the Facebook services.

Tech Preview also found that we can’t send messages on WhatsApp, or open the other sites for almost an hour. According to the website outage tracker Downdetector. The problems started to be noticed Today — as of 11.10 pm IST, they started to be functional again.

Since then, many people were tweeting about problems with Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Looking at the map on Downdetector, it didn’t appear to be a problem with any one region but was impacting people around the world.

Facebook’s own downtime dashboard does not reflect any issues at the moment. But its 90 days history also marked some issues in January apart from the major outage in December.

At this moment, there are not many other details about why the service was down. This is not the first time in recent months that Facebook has been down. Just a few months ago, all Facebook services were down for several hours in December 2020.

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