Users were unable to access these three applications for less than an hour on Friday, March 19, and did not return to normal until the end of the day.
PEarly moments of panic for WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger users. According to a report from the expert website Downdetector, shortly after 5:30 PM GMT, the three applications could not be accessed due to a malfunction on March 19 (Friday). At the end of the day, many users observed a gradual return to normal. “The feed could not be updated,” the Instagram app banner said on its black screen, and then returned online less than an hour later.
On the WhatsApp side, users could not connect to the site, and messages sent from the app were suspended, and they could not call other correspondents. However, shortly after 6pm GMT, some users reported on social media that they could already reuse messaging.
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In December of last year, before everything returned to normal a few hours later, these three applications had severely malfunctioned. Ironically, a few days before this incident, the social network shared a post explaining how it kept keeping its service online. In recent years, other failures have been discovered, especially in November 2018 and July 2019. The reason is maintenance operations.