Facebook restores services after three-hour-outage

Alfred Osborne
April 17, 2019

On Sunday morning, many people were forced to do what they dread most - interact with other people - in real life!

Facebook, the world's biggest social media platform, has restored services on its social networking platform, as well as Instagram and WhatsApp, after a massive outage over the weekend.

"Confirmed: Analysis of global network data shows Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger down globally for an estimated 60 percent of users; incident ongoing #FacebookDown", cybersecurity firm NetBlock.org tweeted. Dean Miller tweeted from NY.

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"Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps".

Downdetector.com's live outage map showed the issues mainly cropped up in Europe and Asia.

According to the service downtime monitoring site, there had been more than 12,000 incidents where people reported problems while trying to access the into the site, however, during midday hours, the numbers were decreased to about 2,000 reports. The breakdown tracking and checking site also demonstrated that at the crest on Sunday, there were in excess of 3,000 occurrences of individuals announcing issues with WhatsApp and more than 7,000 with Instagram. "The issue has since been resolved; we're sorry for any inconvenience", he said in an email. There have been many occasions in which Facebook faced issues with its servers and users have been affected.

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