Facebook restores services after users report outages
The Guardian: Facebook has said it has restored services on Sunday after some users were unable to access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagramand messaging app WhatsApp. However, Facebook did not specify the cause or scope of the outages.
“Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps. The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for any inconvenience,” a Facebook spokesman told Reuters.
The disruption came after Facebook experienced one of its longest outages in March, when some users around the world could not access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than 24 hours.
On Sunday, Downdetector.com indicated that there were more than 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak.
The outage monitoring website also showed that, at the peak on Sunday, there were more than 3,000 incidents of people reporting issues with WhatsApp and more than 7,000 with Instagram.
Downdetector.com’s live outage map showed that the issues were mainly in Europe and Asia.
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