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Sci-Tech

Web Desk
March 14, 2019

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp face global outages

Sci-Tech

Web Desk
Thu, Mar 14, 2019

NEW YORK: Facebook has been suffering from outages across the world for last few hours, users complained on Wednesday.

All four of the company’s main applications – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger – were encountering problems, according to Downdetector.com. The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas and Europe.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps,” company spokesman Tom Parnell said by email. “We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

Both Facebook’s desktop site and app appeared to be affected. Some users were reported to have said that they saw a message that said Facebook was down for “required maintenance”.


Facebook did not say what was causing the outages, which were occurring till filing of this report, or which regions were affected.

While some users also shared a tweet was  displayed on Instagram, acknowledging  the suffering of its users due to  outage, adding that working to resolve the issue.