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Facebook and its family of apps recover from major outage

Facebook and its family of apps recover from major outage
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New Delhi: Facebook and its family of apps like WhatsApp and Instagram have recovered from a major global outage caused by a technical issue.

During the outage late on Friday, more than 1 lakh users reported issues with Instagram on online outage tracker DownDetector, and over 25,000 users reported issues with WhatsApp.

Facebook messenger users also experienced issues.

"Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services. We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience," Facebook said in a statement.

Instagram tweeted: "Some people were having issues with their Instagram accounts earlier, but we're back now. The issue's been fixed and we're sorry for the trouble".

Facebook Gaming said it has also restored the service.

"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," it had tweeted earlier.

In July last year, millions of users worldwide, including in India, were left clueless when Facebook and its family of apps including WhatsApp and photo-sharing platform Instagram suffered a global outage.

Millions of users had problems sending photos, videos and voice messages on WhatApp in India. At Instagram, people failed to upload photos in various parts of the world.

Online outage tracker Down Detector logged several complaints from across the world including in India.

—IANS

Updated : 20 March 2021 5:05 AM GMT
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