Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down for hours Sunday morning

Ruben Fields
April 17, 2019

The three media platforms are all experiencing issues since this morning for users worldwide.

Facebook is pulling a feature that allowed users to send money to friends through its Messenger app nearly a year and a half after launching it in the UK.

Muscat: Thousands of social media users are reporting problems with Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, according to the website Down Detector.

Downdetector.com's live outage map showed that the issues mainly cropped up in Europe. In fact, Facebook had experienced one of its most pervasive falls in last month, while users across the world had been unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for over 24 hours.

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Downdetector.com, a website which tracks downed websites and the amount of people that get affected by the change, reported that more than 12,000 people were having trouble accessing Facebook during the downtime. "The issue has since been resolved; we're sorry for any inconvenience", he said in an email. There were also 7,000 incidents with Instagram and another 3,000 with WhatsApp.

Facebook will likely issue comments on the outage via its Twitter accounts, but it may be a while before those statements are published.

"While you won't be able to exchange money with friends and family, you'll still be able to complete other transactions through Facebook, such as making donations to charitable organisations".

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