Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down – again
Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp all appear to be suffering an outage that is affecting both the US and UK.
According to the outage tracking site DownDetector, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp services have all seen a huge spike in outage reports in the UK.
The number of reports submitted to DownDetector in the UK for Facebook Messenger peaked around 3:30PM EDT with 7,915 complaints in a roughly 15-minute window.
TechRadar has confirmed that Instagram in the US isn’t loading, at least for some of our team members, and the US DownDetector page shows similar spikes in outage reports in the US as we’re seeing in the UK.
Facebook Messenger service disruption reports peaked in the US around the same time as the UK, with 4,743 reports in a 15-minute window in the early afternoon EDT.
Australia also seems to have been hit by the same outage, but the number of reports aren’t nearly as high as in the US and UK.
In all three regions, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram all appear to be bearing the brunt of the outage, with fewer reports of WhatsApp disruptions, though the trend lines are nearly identical, so it may be more an issue of fewer actual users on that platform than the much more widely used Facebook and Instagram services.
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