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Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Face Worldwide Outages

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at October 4, 2021

Topline

Tens of thousands of Facebook users reported experiencing outages on Monday morning, as well as users of the tech giant’s other major social media platforms, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger in outages that appear to be international. 

Key Facts

According to outage tracking service DownDetector, the number of outages reported by users spiked for all four of Facebook’s major services around 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Comments left on DownDetector and other social media platforms indicate that users all over the world are experiencing outages on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a Forbes request for comment, but said in a statement the company is “aware” of the complaints and working on a solution.

Key Background

With more 2.89 billion active monthly users last quarter according to the company’s self-reported figures, Facebook is the most popular social media platform on earth. Facebook’s platforms have experienced several major outages this year.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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