WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Down Globally
Facebook and its owned applications WhatsApp and Instagram are reporting loading issues as several users worldwide complained.
Meanwhile, the social-media giant’s instant messaging platform WhatsApp was also down for over 14,000 users, while Messenger was down for nearly 3,000 users.
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Several Facebook employees who declined to be named said that they believed that the outage was caused by an internal routing mistake to an internet domain that was compounded by the failures of internal communication tools and other resources that depend on that same domain in order to work.