Why Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger Were Down?

Today WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger apps were down for one hour. Over 2 billion people around the world using one of the company’s apps. Therefore these outages made them curious.

People saw errors when they opened the apps. The three apps -all of which are part of the Facebook company, and share common technology- interrupted by unknown reasons.

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I used Twitter to see what’s going on. To learn how to use Twitter better you can click here and read my other article.

These cuts took about an hour worldwide. We wondered if there happened a server down however Facebook Company didn’t make a official statement regarding this problem.

This is what Instagram looked like during this outage:

Reported Outages

According to downdetector.com this is Instagram outages reported in the last 24 hours:

Whatsapp outages reported in the last 24 hours:

Facebook Messenger outages reported in the last 24 hours:

But right now they have been fixed. The services have been restored. At 10.08 PM (GMT+3) Instagram tweeted about the outage:

WhatsApp tweeted about it too at 09.41 PM (GMT+3).

There is no official statement yet. We are waiting.


Student at Galatasaray University Faculty of Law. Business Analyst Intern at Intelkit Analytics.