Several Facebook services including Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram are down all over Europe as of this writing. The cause of the problem is currently unknown.
Many Internet users in France and throughout Europe report that Facebook services, including site, application, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are currently down. The Downdetector site appears to confirm the issues with numerous supporting testimonials. The European continent and the United Kingdom seem to be the most affected for the time being.
But there are also problems in other parts of the world, particularly in Asia, Australia, and North America. Facebook does not currently give a specific reason for the outage, but has forwarded the following statement to MAshable: “We know that some people have difficulty sending messages in Messenger, Instagram, and Workplace Chat. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible“.
Facebook still targeted by global blackout
Most reports date back to this morning suggesting that the problems have persisted for several hours. This is far from the first time that Facebook’s services have simultaneously gone down almost everywhere in the world. In July 2019, then in March 2019, Facebook experienced one of the biggest blackouts in its history.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram were then affected by an outage in November 2019. Then it was the turn of WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram to bug all over the world in April 2020. If the causes of these failures are not always known, when the social network deigned to give information, the problem was due to a “Change of server configuration”.
We can easily imagine thevastness of Facebook’s infrastructure to allow both its site and its various applications to function, despite their number of users which amounts to several billion people. Of course, if you are affected by the problem, there isn’t much you can do except take it easy.
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We will of course update this article as soon as new information becomes available.