Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.
The websites and apps for all of the services were responding with server errors, and reports on DownDetector.com showed the outages appear to be widespread but it’s unclear if it impacts all users or just some locations. It’s not currently known what’s causing the outage.
“Sorry, something went wrong,” read an error message for some users trying to access Facebook. “We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”
A Facebook spokesperson wasn’t immediately available to respond to a request for comment.
In 2019, a similar outage lasted about an hour. Facebook said that outage was caused by a technical issue. Major websites can also sometimes go down if content delivery networks, or CDNs, go offline. That happened in June, when one such CDN, Fastly, was down due to technical issues. That caused major websites like Amazon, Reddit and The New York Times to go down.
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