Imagine if Facebook and some of its apps — such as Instagram and WhatsApp — were to all go down at about the same time? People around the world experienced such an outage for three hours on Sunday.
Facebook and its apps have as many as 2.7 billion users around the world.
The problem started at around 3:28 PST, and affected people in countries including the US, Europe, and Asia, according to DownDetector, an analytics service that calls itself a weather report for the internet.
Facebook users logged to empty news feeds, while profiles refused to load on Instagram. WhatsApp users had trouble sending and receiving messages.
Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp all down again.
— Shaheer Shakeel (@sherry_SAK) April 14, 2019
— Was (@instawas) April 14, 2019
— Emma🇮🇹 (@emmatomasi1) April 14, 2019
Lol so I just restarted my phone 3 times, disconnected my WiFi twice, switched off my 3G like 4 times and then came on twitter to see why WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram aren’t working.#whatsappdown #Facebookdown #instagramdown
— Emma Muscat (@EmmaMuscatMusic) April 14, 2019
— Allaboutthethings (@AATTS59) April 14, 2019
— Lorenzo Paolucci (@Lollyplap99) April 14, 2019
Facebook has yet to comment on the outage.