Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp go down across US, Europe, parts of Asia
Sunday - 14/04/2019 17:15
All Facebook-owned social media platforms went down across parts of the US, Europe and Asia on Sunday, raising concerns about the social network’s stranglehold on billions of users.
What happens when Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all go down across much of the world — at the same time, and for hours?
All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning.
Facebook users were frustrated after the site along with its other social media apps suffered outages.
The company has since apologised.
Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, showed Facebook had been down since 6:30am. EST (8:30pm. AEST) in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in northeastern US, Europe and the Philippines.
It was not immediately clear what caused the outage or how long the platforms would be down.
The hashtags #FacebookDown, #instagramdown and #whatsappdown were all trending on Twitter globally.
Twitter users were delighted that their chosen platform was still up and running.
Yet again. Twitter is proving to be the most reliable social media outlet in the world.
All Facebook owned entities are down. Including Facebook itself.