Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Facing Outages Worldwide

Kelley Robertson
July 6, 2019

BASIC TYPES were likely left distraught on Wednesday after Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffered an outage, borking features across the social and messaging platforms.

Of those who reported issues on Instagram, 82% said troubles were with the news feed.

The intermittent outages affected Facebook, Instragram, Twitter and WhatsApp. We're working on a fix and will follow up as soon as we have an update for you.

Facebook has confirmed that its site is experiencing problems after users reported outages.

At its peak, 14,753 users reported problems with the app; as of 1pm ET, there were still nearly 9,800 reports that Instagram was not functioning properly. Facebook quoted that it was aware of the issues and was working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

However some people on Twitter, which is working fine, seem to be seeing the lighter side.


Put simply, the social media giant uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to the scan and read images.

Users took to social media platforms such as Twitter to post about the outage, adding that pictures and posts were not loading on Instagram, and they had trouble sending and receiving messages on WhatsApp.

Outages over the past few years have become quite usual, and many big firms like Google and Amazon have fallen prey to this. The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100 per cent for everyone.

During its occasional outages, Facebook also becomes the target of user ire ... and occasional relief.

The company apologized for the inconvenience, tweeting at about 23:00 BST: "We're virtually at 100% resolved". Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp were down for 11 hours last day. It is showing users old posts.

In March, when Facebook suffered one of its worst outages, certainly its longest, the social network had attributed it to a server configuration change. Instead, users get a "download failed" message with a prompt to try again.

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