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MoneyFacebook and Instagram currently suffering worldwide outage

12:50  14 march  2019
12:50  14 march  2019 Source:   techradar.com

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Several of Facebook ’s products are suffering partial outages , affecting users globally. Facebook ’s main product, its Messenger service, image-sharing site Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp "We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps

Facebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET (4pm GMT) Wednesday. All four of the company’s main The outages appeared to be concentrated in the Americas and Europe. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the

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There’s no need to panic, but nearly all of Facebook’s services are currently facing partial or complete outages, with thousands of users around the world affected, including some of us here at TechRadar.

Facebook had to take to Twitter to tell its users it is aware of the global outage and is working to restore functionality.

Facebook and Instagram currently suffering worldwide outage © Courtesy of techradar.com techradar.com image Anyone affected by Facebook’s outage is faced with an error message on the login page that reads, “Facebook is down for required maintenance right now but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes. In the meantime, read more about why you’re seeing this message. Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.”

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Facebook users worldwide reported issues loading its family of apps Wednesday, according to the website Downdetector. The company acknowledged the outage in a tweet Wednesday, saying, "We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps.

Facebook said it had suffered a self inflicted outage lasting for an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide . The Mail Online reports: Hundreds of millions of people worldwide were unable to use Facebook and Instagram for around an hour today after an alleged cyber attack.

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Facebook Messenger, while working perfectly fine for some, is down for others. We checked a few accounts here at TechRadar and found a mixed bag – some were fully functional on both desktop and mobile, while others were either working on desktop only, and some on mobile only.

Instagram, too, is not loading for many users around the world, with notifications showing up stating “something went wrong” when trying to refresh the feed.

The apps aren’t completely down for everyone, though. Some users can, in fact, open the apps but many are complaining that they are unable to post anything, or even like other people’s posts.

Facebook and Instagram currently suffering worldwide outage © Provided by Future Publishing Ltd. Although WhatsApp seems to be working for the most part, many users in India, Bangladesh, Paraguay and Argentina are unable to send photos via the app.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are still down for some users around the world

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are still down for some users around the world While you can open the apps, they’re missing major functions

Facebook ’s photo-sharing social network Instagram is back up for some users on Wednesday, after suffering a worldwide outage days after it installed a new head of the app. According to a check by Reuters, the mobile app and the website, which were temporarily down, are back up and users could

Social media giants Facebook and Instagram suffered a brief service outage in Europe, South America and some parts of the United States. According to Facebook outage map powered by DownDetector, a service that keeps track of online platforms facing connectivity issues, the outage

The Verge has reported that some users are unable to make purchases through the Oculus Store or log into multiplayer games purchased for the Oculus.

Not a DDoS attack, says Facebook

After acknowledging there is an issue, Facebook also made it clear, via Twitter of course, that the company was not facing a DDoS attack. A distributed denial-of-service attack happens when someone is trying to interrupt the regular flow of traffic flowing through a network. This can happen when infrastructure is flooded with a staggering amount of traffic that can bring the system down on its knees.

According to Downdetector – the website that shows realtime outages on different kinds of services around the world – the problem does seem widespread with most users facing complete shutdown of services.

At one point, 47% of users were facing a total blackout, but at the time of writing that was down to 32%. Also at the time of writing, 34% of users were unable to log into Facebook services, while 33% were able to open Facebook but had no other functionality available to them.

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