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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down for some users across the globe
1.While you can open the apps, they’re missing major functions. 2.Facebook-owned Oculus VR is experiencing issues related to the outage. 3.Tinder and Spotify also wasn’t working
After Google Chrome now it is Facebook and Instagram who are partially down for some users across the globe. When opened both platforms and some services look to be restored, users are reporting issues with sending messages on Messenger, posting to the feed on all Facebook products and accessing other features on Facebook.com, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Even Facebook-owned Oculus VR is experiencing issues related to the outage.
WhatsApp looked to be fine for many users, earlier in the day. Users in Argentina, Bangladesh, India and Paraguay and more note that they started experiencing issues while sending messages during the afternoon. DownDetector shows that severe outage was experienced in Brazil.
Messenger was loading at all on the desktop, while the mobile app was working. Instagram is markedly worse: for some users, posts aren't loading, Instagram Stories are down, and direct messages and the button to post new content are 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.
Facebook responded on Twitter, users first noted the outage about an hour later. It also noted that "the issue is not related to a DDoS attack."
As per DownDetector, it appeared like the outages are mainly in New England; Texas; Seattle, Washington; parts of Latin America, including Peru; the UK; India; and the Philippines. Users from Canada, Las Vegas, and Turkey have written in to note outages there as well.
Now it looks like Oculus is also down. One user in California wrote, "Nobody can log in to any multiplayer games purchased through the Oculus store. They also can't access their Oculus Home environments." Users were unable to buy games from the Oculus store.
Other users observed that attempting to use Facebook to sign into apps like Tinder or Spotify also wasn't working. While trying to do so an error was showing saying this feature isn't available right now. If you were already logged into Spotify, it will show your login is still valid, but once you log out, you'll not be able to sign back.