Services of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp -- three major social networking sites -- which had been down across the globe, including India, for more than an hour, are back again, according to users. Users on Twitter on Sunday afternoon started complaining that they were unable to use social media networking platforms. While Facebook and Instagram were both inaccessible, WhatsApp messages weren't being sent or received. Users of Facebook’s main services took to Twitter to share that they are facing the problem.
According to traffic-monitoring website DownDetector, the outage was first noticed around 5 pm IST. Users started heading to other social media platforms to report issues accessing the services moments later as reports of outages filtered in from parts of North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
The moment you realise you can get back on the #OlympicChannel Facebook and Instagram after a social media outage. 🤗— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) April 14, 2019
In case you want to test it for yourself:
FB 👉 https://t.co/vMgtGdnvFr
Instagram 👉https://t.co/Ra7GBZbmbA pic.twitter.com/1ivHcRjXLi
Facebook has back to normal. and as usual,Twitter will be abandoned and forgotten again until the similar tragedy of today happened again in future. accept your destiny, Twitter..you existence might not in vain but you are destined to be a reserve platform forever#FacebookDown pic.twitter.com/FpNjDp1akd— Amir Asyraf Alwi (@amirasyrafalwi) April 14, 2019
What'sapp and facebook fixed now.. It's working come back.— Haris Nawaz Awan (@haris_mcm) April 14, 2019
It was so irritating period without these social bucks.
Facebook & Instagram users coming back to twitter like pic.twitter.com/VvJS5QcBhW— Rick Lane Radio (@lilpoptarrt) April 14, 2019
The outage comes exactly a month after Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of North America and Europe on March 14. At the time, the social network had said the outages, which affected users and advertisers worldwide, resulted from a “server configuration change”, news agency Associated Press had reported. Some media outlets had branded the outage — which also affected Instagram as well as Messenger — as the biggest in Facebook's history.