It return after 2.5-hour outage
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram down for users globally
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users across the world on Sunday experienced difficulties accessing the social network sites.
Facebook and Instagram were both inaccessible, with news feeds refusing to refresh and the main Facebook.com domain unavailable for more than two hours.
WhatsApp messages were also unable to be sent or received, and users of Facebook’s main services (Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp) headed to Twitter to share that they were having issues.
Messenger, Facebook’s chat service, was also down for more than two hours. Users in Bangladesh also faced problems accessing the social media networks.
The outages appear to have started at around 6:30AM ET this morning, and some locations were more widely affected than others. “Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps,” says a Facebook spokesperson in a statement to The Verge.
“The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for any inconvenience.” Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all started to come back online at around 9AM ET this morning.
Down Detector's outage service maps showed that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India and the Philippines reported encountering issues with the platforms.
Down Detector indicated that there were more than 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak, but that figure dropped to about 2,000 reports.
CTVnews reports: According to traffic-monitoring website DownDetector, the outage was first noticed at 6:28 a.m. EDT. Users started heading to other social media platforms to report issues accessing the services moments later as reports of outages filtered in from parts of North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
The services appeared to start returning for some users around 9 a.m. EDT.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp users said they experienced issues connecting to or logging into the messaging platform while others could not send or receive messages.
Facebook experienced one of its longest outages in March, when some users around the globe faced trouble accessing Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than 24 hours.