Update (1502 ET): While the reason for a “long 45 minutes” disruption to the WhatsApp platform has yet to be revealed, the messenger app tweets: “We are back!”
Thanks for your patience, that was a long 45 minutes but we are back! #WhatsAppDown
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) March 19, 2021
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Downdector reports issues and outages with Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook Messenger. Problems started to develop around 1300-1330ET.
“There are a number of issues currently affecting Facebook products, including gaming streams,” the company’s Facebook Gaming Twitter account tweeted. “Multiple teams are working on it, and we’ll update you when we can.”
There are a number of issues currently affecting Facebook products, including gaming streams. Multiple teams are working on it, and we’ll update you when we can.
— Facebook Gaming (@FacebookGaming) March 19, 2021
Facebook users report issues and outages across various top metros across the US.
Instagram’s issues and outages appear centric to the Northeast.
According to CNBC, “Users who visited the web version of Instagram were greeted with a notice that said “5xx Server Error.”http://feedproxy.google.com/”
Twitter users complained about the outages:
— ClassyCancelo (@ClassyCancelo) March 19, 2021
well damn, facebook, whatsapp and instagram down, @YourAnonCentral is that you?
— Jilly (@jillivanilli) March 19, 2021
— Chloe Chamberlain (@ChloeJaneC) March 19, 2021