Why is Facebook Whatsapp & Instagram Down, not working or opening- GCFRNG
WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook have fallen into a major outage.
All three apps, which are owned by Facebook and run on a shared infrastructure, completely stopped working shortly before 5 p.m. (12 p.m. EST). Other products that are part of the same family of applications, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.
Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work but showed no new content, including messages sent or received during the problems.
Facebook outages happen relatively rarely, but they tend to have a huge impact, mostly because they affect three of the world’s largest apps.
The company is often cryptic about the causes of problems and does not tend to explain them even after they are fixed. In 2019, for example, it suffered its biggest outage in years, only saying that it had “triggered a problem” during “routine maintenance operations.”
In a leaked transcript posted to The Verge in 2019, CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that such outages are a “big problem.” Any problem can often lead people to start using competitors, he said, noting that it can take “months” to regain trust and get people back to Facebook platforms if they do return.
A company spokesperson said he apologized for the problem but gave no indication as to why the outage began or how long it would take to fix.
“We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing our applications and products,” spokesman Andy Stone said on Twitter. “We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
The same statement was published shortly after on the official Facebook Twitter page.
Instagram also shared a similar update.
“Instagram and his friends are going through a bit of a difficult time right now, and you may have trouble using them,” he wrote on his communications page. “Be patient, we’re on it!”
And WhatsApp also updated users through its official Twitter account.
“We are aware that some people are experiencing problems with WhatsApp right now. We are working to get everything back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible, “he said.