WNNUpdate: Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp services are currently facing outages for some users around the world.
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffered major outages today, with reports indicating that images and videos were not loading, which impacted users in the U.S. and Europe. The outage reports started appearing on Twitter with #FacebookDown just before 8 am PDT or 11 am EDT with users reporting issues loading the services and issues with images not loading.
DownDetector, a platform which tracks website issues in real-time, recorded a huge spike in problems across some of the biggest social networking platforms in the world. A slew of users took to Twitter to voice their frustrations with the bugs and glitches—and it’s not the first major outage this week.
“Can’t view any pictures on Messenger and I can’t attach or see any pics in anything on my news feed, comments and posts,” one person complained on DownDetector, discussing Facebook. Another person added: “No pictures are loading, and I can’t generate preview pictures on links.”
#instagramdown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/Kq4X7vKqaK
— MEMESM (@memesm08) July 3, 2019
#WhatsAppDown #FacebookDown #InstagramDown
Me: *checks Wi-Fi*
*disconnects from Wi-Fi*
*reconnects to Wi-Fi*
*checks Facebook & Instagram*
*finally checks Twitter*
— Farrihakhattak (@iFarrihakhattak) July 3, 2019
Facebook tweeted a update saying that users are experiencing issues with viewing and uploading photos and videos and working on a fix. They apologize for the troubles that this has caused users.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #facebookdown
— Facebook (@facebook) July 3, 2019
Facebook experienced a huge outage earlier this year in March when the services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down for several hours. The caused of that outage was a server configuration issue with a update.
Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We've now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 14, 2019
This is a WNews Breaking News Story and will be updated when new information is available.
9 am PDT: Story updated with start time of current outage.
9:28 PDT: Updated story with Facebook tweet on that it’s aware of the issue and working on a fix.
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