- Facebook-owned social-networking apps, like Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, experienced outages on Wednesday.
- The outages appeared to affect users in the United States, Australia, Europe, and South America, according to the website Downdetector.
- It’s the latest in a series of outages the social-media giant has experienced in recent months.
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Facebook experienced technical issues on Wednesday across its suite of popular social-networking apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.
The outages began on Wednesday morning, according to Downdetector, a website that measures the status of popular websites. As of about 11 a.m., more than 7,000 users had submitted issue reports to Downdetector.
An outage map on Downdetector appeared to show that the issues primarily affected Facebook users in the northeastern United States, with some outages in Australia, as well as in London, Paris, Mexico, and other areas.
It highlighted that Facebook users in Sydney and Brisbane were among those affected.
Down in Australia as well, guess @facebook has been hacked again
— cris (@LoveWinsInOz) July 3, 2019
For WhatsApp, the majority of affected users appeared to be in South America and Europe, particularly in Germany.
Facebook did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. But the company said through its Twitter account that it was aware of the issue and working to address it. Instagram’s Twitter account posted a similar response.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #facebookdown
— Facebook (@facebook) July 3, 2019
It’s the latest in a series of outages the social-media giant has experienced in recent months.
Facebook’s apps were down for more than eight hours on March 13, which the company said was the result of a “server configuration change.”
Twitter users commented on the outages on Wednesday, with some joking that the reason people were using Twitter was simply that other major social networks were experiencing technical issues.
Insta, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp and twitter DMs are down. Is this what the end of the world feels like?
— Beth ???? (@_bethalice) July 3, 2019
I guess everyone is on Twitter because Instagram and Facebook are down. My feed is Poppin
— KrissyG927✌????️????️???? (@krissyg927) July 3, 2019
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