Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down in major outage

October 4, 2021

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp users worldwide reported being unable to access apps and websites belonging to the services on Monday evening.
Error reporting Downdetector showed the services stopped working shortly before 8pm, with over 20,000 reports of issues with Facebook and Instagram.
Downdetector only tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage might be affecting a larger number of users.
Messages on Instagram and Whatsapp would not send, and new content would not load. Facebook’s main webpage returned a message saying the site could not be reached.
Facebook has not yet responded to a request for comment, but Whatsapp tweeted that it was “aware that some people are experiencing issues”.
The company is notoriously coy about the causes of its service outages, which affect three of the world’s most-used apps.

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