WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram crash on Sunday

Apr 15, 2019, 10:15 AM IST
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Facebook suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook and Instagram were inaccessible on Sunday morning for over two hours with both sites refusing to refresh, while messages were unable to be sent or received in WhatsApp or Messenger. 

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The services were back up after two-and-a-half hours of outage, mostly in Europe, Asia and parts of North America. it indicated that there were more than 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak. Image source: Pixabay

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Facebook experienced one of its longest outages in March, when users around the globe faced trouble accessing Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than 24 hours. The outage monitoring website also showed that, at the peak on Sunday, there were more than 3,000 incidents of people reporting issues with WhatsApp and 7,000 with Instagram. Image source: Reuters

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Users took to Twitter to complain, tweeting jokes and comments along with the #facebookdown, #whatsappdown and #instagramdown hashtags. “#facebook #instagram and #whatsapp are both down so I guess I have to socialize with my friends now,” @Danny_muscat tweeted. Facebook did not respond for comment. Image source: Reuters

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Suite of services hit

Suite of services hit

1.52 bn daily active Facebook users
2.3 bn monthly active Facebook users  Image source: Reuters

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1.52 bn daily active Facebook users
2.3 bn monthly active Facebook users  Image source: Reuters

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