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Facebook down in areas worldwide

Post by FaxModem1 » 2019-03-13 06:23pm

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Facebook and Instagram are down for some users around the world
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While you can open the apps, they’re missing major functions
By Shannon Liao@Shannon_Liao Mar 13, 2019, 1:17pm EDT
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Facebook and Instagram appear to be partially down for some users around the world today. While you can open both platforms, it looks like you can’t send or receive messages on either platform, and you can’t post new content either.

WhatsApp appeared to be fine for many people, but users in Paraguay, India, Bangladesh, Argentina, and more note that they are experiencing issues with sending messages. DownDetector indicates that those in Brazil were experiencing the most severe outages.

We tested multiple accounts at The Verge, and found that Messenger couldn’t load at all on desktop, although the mobile app was working. Instagram was worse: posts weren’t loading, Instagram Stories were down, and direct messages and the button to post new content were also not working. Facebook’s ad section was not functioning either, and it led to an internal error when you tried to buy an ad.

About an hour after users noted the outage, Facebook responded on Twitter. It also noted that “the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”


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We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

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Instagram on desktop as of 1PM ET.
According to DownDetector, it looks like the outages are mainly in New England; Texas; Seattle, Washington; parts of Latin America, including Peru; the UK; India; and the Philippines. Users have written in from Canada, Las Vegas, and Turkey to note outages there as well. We’ve reached out to Facebook and Instagram to learn more.

It now looks like Oculus is also down. One user in California wrote in to The Verge, “Nobody can log in to any multiplayer games purchased through the Oculus store. They also can’t access their Oculus Home environments.” Users also reported being unable to buy games from the Oculus store.


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We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing and using Oculus. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience while we work through this.

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Other users noted that attempting to use Facebook to sign into apps like Tinder or Spotify wasn’t working either. Attempting to do so would bring up an error saying this feature isn’t available right now. If you were already signed into Spotify, it appears that your login is still valid, but once you sign out, you’ll be unable to get back in.

Makena Kelly and Esther Cohen contributed to this report.

Update March 13th, 2:08PM ET: This article has been updated with further details and comment from Facebook. It now appears that WhatsApp is also down for some users.

Update March 13th, 4:05PM ET: Some users have reported Oculus is also down and that the feature for authenticating logins through Facebook is down.
So, thoughts on this? Aside from people being unable to communicate with people in the affected areas, or vice versa. Since I'm in Texas, this has made me unable to talk with a lot of my online friends.

Anyone else having trouble?
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Re: Facebook down in areas worldwide

Post by Broomstick » 2019-03-13 06:25pm

Yep.

I can open the app, but the functions are spotty and no messages.

Since I don't live on Facebook it's a minor irritant to me. For other people it's a Very Big Deal.
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Re: Facebook down in areas worldwide

Post by Gandalf » 2019-03-13 06:52pm

Facebook is down? Who'll spread the racist memes!?
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Post by Crazedwraith » 2019-03-13 06:56pm

Working for me as well as it ever does. It's developed an odd habit of only showing me one post recently. And then not recording when I've read messages.
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Re: Facebook down in areas worldwide

Post by InsaneTD » 2019-03-13 09:48pm

Gandalf wrote:
2019-03-13 06:52pm
Facebook is down? Who'll spread the racist memes!?
Reddit.

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Re: Facebook down in areas worldwide

Post by Jub » 2019-03-13 09:51pm

InsaneTD wrote:
2019-03-13 09:48pm
Gandalf wrote:
2019-03-13 06:52pm
Facebook is down? Who'll spread the racist memes!?
Reddit.
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Post by Ace Pace » 2019-03-14 03:05am

I think most people here have a narrow look at how bad this outage is. Many places, particularly in non western countries, rely on FB applications for communications and business. Even in the west, FB for business is making inroads, this isn't an event whose only impact is slowly the spread of memes.

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Facebook is down? Who'll spread the racist memes!?
My feed is entirely tankie and libertarians so for all I know, racism is gone ;)
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Post by K. A. Pital » 2019-03-14 04:45am

Glorious.

Online is overrated.

People can try to go back to real lives from the escapist meme-consumption.

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Post by Lord Pounder » 2019-03-14 07:49pm

Had to talk to my wife yesterday. She seems nice, might keep her.
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Re: Facebook down in areas worldwide

Post by Imperial528 » 2019-03-14 08:27pm

I didn't even know until my brother got home from work and mentioned it.

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Post by SolarpunkFan » 2019-03-15 12:26pm

Imperial528 wrote:
2019-03-14 08:27pm
I didn't even know until my brother got home from work and mentioned it.
I don't use it at all (deactivated my account) so I was totally unaffected. :D
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