FB, IG, FB Messenger and WhatsApp still down for some

Are you one of them? Even if you can open the said apps, they’re still missing major functions. Users reported that they had problems sending messages on Messenger, posting to their feed on Facebook, and accessing other features on Facebook.com, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

About an hour after users reported the malfunction of the apps, Facebook responded on Twitter, but hasn’t revealed what caused the outage.

A tweet was posted on Wednesday saying that it wasn’t because of a cyberattack known as a “distributed denial-of-service” (DDoS) attack where hackers try to crash a site by flooding it with too much traffic.

DownDetector.com, a website where people can report outages of popular internet services, indicates there have been huge spikes in complaints about Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram over the past several hours.

After all the complaints from around the globe, Facebook’s official account wrote “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,”

As of this writing, Facebook still hasn’t come up for the cause of the service outage.


by Cameron Arciaga