WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram Faces outage Across Globe, Triggers Fury on TwitterMarch 14, 2019 10:57
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Popular instant messaging application WhatsApp, social media giant Facebook and photo-sharing app Instagram on Thursday continues to suffer service outage for the second day in some parts of the world, including India.
Facebook’s messaging app Messenger is also down in some parts.
Though Facebook and Instagram users could open the apps, they experienced trouble in refreshing and uploading posts. WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram services were disrupted for users across the globe for hours on Wednesday. Facebook Messenger also suffered service disruptions.
Following the outage, users expressed anguish and reported about the inconvenience faced by them on micro-blogging site Twitter. Hashtags such as #FacebookDown, #InstagramDown and #Whatsapp continued trending on Twitter on Thursday. Gmail Down Globally; Google Initiates Investigation as Users Report Problems.
#Facebook is facing severe outage in several parts of the world.. The longest time the App is down in its history.. #Instagram and #WhatsApp were down also..— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) March 14, 2019
Cause is not known.. #Facebook is working to bring the services back.. #FacebookDown #InstagramDown #WhatsAppDown
"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible," Facebook said in its initial response. The social media giant ruled out a cyber attack on its products Whatsapp, Instagram, and Messenger. "We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack," Facebook said.
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
However, Instagram a little while back tweeted the app is back.
Anddddd... we're back. pic.twitter.com/5E8UdlcsPJ— Instagram (@instagram) March 14, 2019
By Sowmya Sangam