Instagram and WhatsApp are at the moment experiencing an obvious outage. It started round 1:40 pm ET.
On the time of writing, Instagram was displaying a 500 message, suggesting a back-end server error. WhatsApp in the meantime was unable to hook up with the server, and messages usually are not being delivered. It’s not clear if the problem additionally impacts Fb Messenger, which last year rolled out new performance to permit cross-platform messaging between Fb, WhatsApp and Instagram.
Instagram at the moment appears like this.
WhatsApp has greater than two billion customers, and Instagram has about one billion customers. Fb’s developer standing web page didn’t present any fast outages.
We’ve reached out to Fb, which owns the 2 items, however didn’t instantly hear again. We’ll replace once we know extra.
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