A major outage disrupted WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram


These three social networks, owned by Facebook, were inaccessible early Friday evening, due to an outage.

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Three of the main social messaging networks, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, were temporarily inaccessible, Friday, March 19, in the early evening. On the specialized site Downdetector, many Internet users reported that they could not access these services normally.

Although different, these three networks have one thing in common: they are the property of Facebook, their parent company, which nevertheless remained accessible on Friday evening. The company has not communicated the reasons for this mysterious outage at this time.

Shortly after 7 p.m., these services seemed to have returned to some Internet users and the number of reports was down on the Downdetector site. This hour-long outage certainly amused Twitter users, which was not affected.


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