WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram Now Back Up After Outages

WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram are now back up after outages. WhatsApp users could not connect to the platforms starting around 2 PM ET, while Facebook and Instagram feeds on the other hand shuddered to a halt.

WhatsApp Now Back Up After Outages

WhatsApp Now Back Up After Outages

On Wednesday afternoon, WhatsApp experienced a worldwide outage, affecting its 2 billion users. Users across multiple countries reported issues connecting to the messaging service, with many encountering a “connecting” message that prevented them from accessing the app.

While users could still send messages, they remained undelivered until WhatsApp resumed normal operation. Meta’s business APIs status page confirmed an outage affecting the APIs for WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram starting at 2:10 PM ET.

The Issues Had Been Resolved

By 4 PM ET, most users in the US reported that the issues had been resolved, and by 4:45 PM ET, the status page indicated that service should be fully restored. The Verge reached out to Meta for comment but has not received a response yet.

User Experiences During the Outage

During the outage, some users also experienced difficulties with other Meta services like Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, including issues viewing recent posts or creating new ones. However, these services appear to be working consistently again.

Bigger Meta Outage

This WhatsApp outage occurred shortly after a larger Meta outage that affected Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads. While that outage lasted around two hours, WhatsApp remained unaffected. Such outages are rare for WhatsApp, with the last major incident occurring in 2022 when the service was offline for two hours.



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