Facebook has confirmed to Republic World that all Facebook family apps including WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are experiencing a worldwide outage. Many users have reported that they are unable to use any of the Facebook apps.
Here is what Facebook spokesperson has told Republic World:
“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”
Outage.report has received hundreds of reports, most of which have originated from India, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Portugal, Malaysia and 13 more countries. Most of the affected users are reporting problems pertaining to sending messages.
Facebook is currently working on a fix and they have said that they are trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible. However, Facebook did not reveal what has caused the issue in the first place.
This comes in less than 12 hours after two of Google's most popular services - Drive and Gmail - suffered a global outage this morning.
Update (11:56PM / March 13, 2019): According to WAbetainfo, WhatsApp continues to face the issue when it comes to sending media and text messages.
Update (12:55AM / March 14, 2019): Facebook has refuted reports that there has been a DDoS attack on their server.
"We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack," Facebook is said in its second statment.
Update (12:31PM / March 14, 2019): Instagram service has been restored.