Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp struck by hours-long interruptions

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down for a number of hours Sunday.


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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all experienced around the world service interruptions Sunday early morning that lasted for a number of hours.

The interruptions, which started around 3: 30 a.m. PT, avoided access to Facebook and Instagram, while WhatsApp users were avoided from sending out or getting messages on the chat service. Service to the networks was brought back about 2 hours later on.

“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 representative stated.

Facebook revealed strategies in January to combine the services of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, enabling users to send out messages to one another without changing apps. The apps will stay different, however they’ll be united under a single messaging platform or procedure.

The blackout came a month after Facebook experienced a daylong blackout that avoided the social media network’s 2 billion users around the globe from utilizing its services. The blackout — the social media network’s longest ever — was blamed on “a server configuration change.”

In November, Facebook decreased in an accident triggered by a test the business was running. That blackout lasted about 40 minutes.

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