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Facebook suffers outage in Europe

16 April, 2019, 00:11 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
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Popular social network sites Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have been hit by outage worldwide.

Monitoring website downdetector.co.uk has reported thousands of outages on the platforms across theEurope and parts of the US. The social media platforms started to come back around 9 a.m.

Last month, Facebook experienced its worst outage ever.

The website monitoring organisation, downdetector.co.uk had complaints from all over the United Kingdom, Europe and parts of the US.

Social media users around the world are reportedly facing trouble accessing Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook apps.

Other news outlets have also reported on the outage.


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down yesterday.

In South Africa, the hashtags #whatsappdown, #instagramdown and #facebookdown were all trending in South Africa by early afternoon as well as globally.

Another said: "Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram all down". Messenger, Facebook's chat service, was also down for more than two hours.

The site's live outage map showed that the issues were mainly in Europe and Asia.

It's not clear what the problem is and Facebook has yet to comment on the outage.

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