Instagram and Facebook suffer outage as thousands report issues
A shared statement from Meta claims the outage was caused by a “technical glitch” that prevented some users from accessing its apps.
Meta apps, including Facebook and Instagram, suffer an outage today (March 24) as multiple users report issues. Some also claim that Messenger and Whatsapp do not work for some people.
Many users have taken to Twitter to confirm if there is an outage or if it is a problem on their own devices. There are mixed reports on whether the outage affected Whatsapp and Messenger, with some on Twitter saying only desktop users are affected on Whatsapp.
According to Newstalk tech correspondent Jess Kelly, Meta said the outage was caused by a technical glitch that caused some people problems accessing its apps and services.
A statement of @Meta Re: the breakdown this morning:
“Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have difficulty accessing our apps and services. We have resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone involved and apologize for any inconvenience.”
— Jess Kelly 👩🏻💻 (@jesskellynt) March 24, 2022
At the time of writing, Whatsapp and Messenger seem to work for SiliconRepublic.com on desktop, but Instagram is still not available on mobile.
According to the Irish Mirror, the first reports of problems accessing Meta apps emerged yesterday (March 23) in Germany and other parts of Europe, before spreading to Ireland today.
While the cause of the outage is unclear, Instagram received an update yesterday that added new features to the social media platform.
Features included favorites, which let users see the latest updates from specific accounts they choose, and followings, which show posts from people you follow. Both of these features allow users to customize what they see in their Instagram feed.
It wouldn’t be the first time tech giant Meta has suffered a serious outage. Last October, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were all unavailable for several hours after a ‘cascading’ network glitch knocked out all company services for billions of people around the world in the worst outage. of the company for years.
Apple suffered two outages in as many days this week as several apps and services became unavailable to users. Bloomberg Reporter Mark Gurman said that these outages affected Apple’s internal corporate and retail systems, limiting remote working and in-store operations.
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