Meta platforms experience global outage, users frustrated

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SRINAGAR — Facebook, Instagram, Threads and Messenger, the platforms managed by Meta, have reported a global outage, outage tracking websites Downdetector said.

Users were unable to load apps, deliver messages and refresh their search feeds on Facebook and Instagram. There were more than 300,000 reports of outages on Facebook, while there were more than 20,000 reports on Instagram, according to the website.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage could have affected a larger number of users.

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Meta has not responded to the global outage and it’s unclear how much time will the servers take to resume functions.

WhatsApp, which is also owned by Meta, has not reported any outages yet. Though newly launched X rival Threads is down too. With minutes of outage, people moved to Elon Musk-owned X and #Instagramdown, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are trending on the social media platform, with users sharing memes over the global server issue.

Last year, a major outage was reported in July across Meta platforms including WhatsApp. The services were restored later in the day. The outage in July came weeks after a similar issue was reported in June.

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