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Tech & ScienceFacebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after one of longest outages in Facebook history

15:06  14 march  2019
15:06  14 march  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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While Facebook acknowledged on Twitter that it was aware of the issue and was scrambling to resolve it "as soon as possible," full access to the platform has not been restored even after Correct me if I ’m wrong, but I think today has been the longest /worst outage in the history of Facebook / Instagram !

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After being out much of Wednesday, Facebook began to come back to life early Thursday after midnight ET for many users.

The outage is one of the longest the massively popular social network has ever experienced in its 15 years.

Facebook and Instagram started having problems at around noon Eastern time, with issues popping up across Facebook proper, Facebook Messenger and Instagram around the world.

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The outage came a day after Facebook unveiled a new update to Messenger. As per the website Downdetector, which tracks outages globally, Facebook is still down in Toronto, Chicago "We are currently experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly.

Some users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp reported having issues sending photos on the popular messaging app.

It was not immediately clear what caused Wednesday's issue. Some users reported seeing a message saying the site was down for "required maintenance," while others were able to get the social networks to briefly load before discovering that functionality was limited.

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Instagram tweeted that the service was back at 12:41 a.m. Thursday ET.

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Facebook showed an error message for some users on its site that read: 'Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. A live outage map from Down Detector shows which areas aren't able to access Instagram . User reports appear to be coming primarily from Europe and some parts of

Facebook and its other social media platforms Instagram and WhatsApp temporarily went down late on Monday in the US, Canada and various other parts of the world, including in India. People took to Twitter, reporting about the outages across Facebook platforms which were later restored .

Shortly after Instagram's tweet, Facebook returned to posting on Facebook with a short post: "It's good to be back."

According to tweets and the DownDetector.com tracking website, users in Asia were still having problems on Thursday morning.

In a tweet at 3:03 p.m. ET Wednesday, the company reiterated that it is still working on a fix. Facebook also confirmed that the outage was not the result of any distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack.

As with nearly every Facebook outage, users headed to Twitter with the hashtag #FacebookDown quickly becoming the top trending topic in the United States.

In November, Facebook went down for about half hour and the company said the outage was the result of a “routine test.”

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Facebook , WhatsApp and Instagram were down for as many as 13 hours for several people globally after users complained that they were not able to The outage had affected several parts of the world especially North America, South America, Europe and Asia. This is the second outage in a month for

Facebook Inc on Monday said a technical problem prevented some users from accessing and posting on the social network as well as messaging app Whatsapp and We quickly investigated and started restoring access, and we have nearly fixed the issue for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience

Rob Leathern‏, Facebook director of product, tweeted Wednesday afternoon that officials were “also aware that people are experiencing issues with access to our ads interfaces, we'll share an update as soon as possible.”

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Contributing: Eli Blumenthal; Jessica Guynn; Jefferson Graham

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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