Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram down in US, UK and Europe as users report messaging and posting issues
FACEBOOK, Instagram, and WhatsApp went down in the US, UK, and Europe as users reported issues with messaging and posting.
According to Down Detector, social media users began reporting app outages shortly after 12 p.m. EST on Friday.
Users immediately started flooding Twitter with complaints about the outages, as one person wrote: “Can’t post to Facebook or Instagramâ¦ YET.”
A second person tweeted: “I’m really sick of the Facebook platform being unreliable. Has anyone found a viable alternative? I’m ready to go as soon as there is one. . “
A third user said: “Unable to send pictures to Messenger, accounts keep disappearing. Comments are not posted.”
a IG user wrote: “I switched from wifi to 4G internet but Instagram is still down #instagramdown.”
This is the second major outage Facebook has faced this week after the outage of more than a dozen apps on Tuesday.
In the same way Facebook, The New York Times, Target, Fitbit, Google, Snapchat, Home Depot, Discord, Nest, Spotify, Etsy, Lowe’s, Shopify and Amazon Web Services, all of them experienced global blackouts on Tuesday.
During the November 16 outage, issues reported by users ranged from issues with a company’s main website to not being able to sign in to the app or access key features.
During Tuesday’s outages, several businesses began to tackle the problems and their causes.
Spotify addressed the outage in a tweet, saying, “We are currently aware of some issues and are checking them out! We’ll keep you posted.”
Discord, an instant messaging and digital distribution platform, said a “downtime” was at the root of their problems.
âThere has been a disruption in service. We are investigating what happened, if you want to take a look, we are updating the situation here,â the company said on Twitter.
In an incident report published on Google Cloud Dashboard, the company confirmed the ongoing global outage affecting the platform’s networking.
“Many Snapchatters are having difficulty using the app. Wait, we’re working on a fix ð Until then, we recommend that you stay signed in.” Snapchat support tweeted after user reports.
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