According to Downdetector, 57 percent of Facebook users recorded complete blackout, and 29 percent were unable to access the social media app at all.
On Friday night, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook went down around the world. Many users were unable to send or receive messages as a result of the outage. Some users have said that they were unable to access WhatsApp Web.According to Downdetector, the problem began about 10:40 p.m. in India and lasted for more than an hour, stopping WhatsApp users from sending or receiving messages.
WhatsApp, on the other hand, claims that the service was only down for 45 minutes. Although the company did not explain specifically, it did mention that there was a technical problem.
As per the report – Facebook spokesperson said “Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services. We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience”.
Apart from WhatsApp, many users were having problems with Facebook and Instagram. More than 28,500 people reported problems with Instagram, and over 34,127 people reported problems with WhatsApp, according to a common downtime reporting service.
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According to the source, over 49 percent of WhatsApp users were experiencing connectivity issues, 48 percent were unable to send or receive messages, and 2% were unable to log in.
According to Downdetector, 57 percent of Facebook users recorded complete blackout, and 29 percent were unable to access the social media app at all. Approximately 66% of Instagram users were unable to access the News Feed or the company’s official website. Downdetector, in case you didn’t know, is a website that tracks outages by collecting status reports from users and other sources.
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Furthermore, this isn’t the first time the services have been interrupted. WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook all went down for a few hours in December 2020, before being restored.