- Facebook-owned social-networking apps, like Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, experienced outages on Wednesday.
- By the time it came back, the outage had lasted about 9 hours.
- It's the latest in a series of outages the social-media giant has experienced in recent months.
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Facebook experienced technical issues on Wednesday across its suite of popular social-networking apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram.
The outages began on Wednesday morning, according to Downdetector, a website that measures the status of popular websites.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, Facebook posted to Twitter saying that it had fixed the issues, "and we should be back at 100% for everyone" - capping off an outage that lasted about 9 hours.
Earlier today, some people and businesses experienced trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps and platforms. The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We're sorry for any inconvenience.— Facebook (@facebook) July 4, 2019
It's the latest in a series of outages the social-media giant has experienced in recent months.
Facebook's apps were down for more than eight hours on March 13, which the company said was the result of a "server configuration change."
Twitter users commented on the outages on Wednesday, with some joking that the reason people were using Twitter was simply that other major social networks were experiencing technical issues.
So, someone half broke the internet in South Africa. Can't download pics on whatsapp, facebook or news sites. Its like having a nokia 3310 again...— Jean Cerfontaine (@CerfontaineJean) July 3, 2019
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