Many users face Instagram and WhatsApp outage
According to Downdetector, website that tracks outages in social media platforms, many users reported outages in Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday.
Reports on social media also showed that many had issues accessing the Meta app on their phones. This is not the first time Meta platforms are facing outages, Over the past couple of years, Meta Platforms has faced multiple instances of service disruptions, leaving millions of users unable to access Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and other services. These outages, which sometimes lasted for hours or even days, have had a substantial impact on individuals, businesses, and society as a whole.
One of the most famous outages for Meta was on March 13, 2019. Meta Platforms encountered a widespread outage that affected not only Facebook but also Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Users around the world experienced difficulties accessing and using these platforms for over 24 hours. The outage was attributed to a server configuration change, causing a cascading failure across the platform's infrastructure. This event emphasized the interconnectivity of Meta Platforms' services and their collective impact on global communication.