Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users suffer global outage

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Exactly a month after Facebook and its family of apps suffered its longest, nearly 24 hours, worldwide outage, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook users from around the world were again complaining that the apps were not working properly.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are back online after temporarily being down on Sunday.

Around 2.7 billion people use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger each month, with two billion using at least one of those apps every day, but it is unclear how many made use of the payment features in Messenger. The issues affected users in Asia, Europe and the USA, according to the site. Dean Miller tweeted from NY.

A response from a Facebook representative reads, "Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps ..." Though it remained unclear how many regions in the world were experiencing issues with Facebook-owned apps, #FacebookDown was trending on Twitter. The issue has since been resolved; we're sorry for any inconvenience. Besides, according to multiple tech pundits, the number of server downfall had been increasing following a merger of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram on February, although the area of problem remained unidentified. Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, have started working at around 9AM ET.

The Downdetector.com has a live outage map, which showed that most of the reported incidents were located in Europe and in Asia.