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Facebook-owned apps down again for users worldwide

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Exactly a month after and its family of apps suffered its longest -- almost 24 hours -- world-wide outage, WhatsApp, and users from around the world on Sunday were again complaining that the apps were not working properly.

The outage appeared to have started around 6.30 a.m. Eastern Time, 4 p.m. in India, The Verge reported.

Users took to other platforms, like Twitter, and complained that the News Feeds on the apps were refusing to refresh. Though it remained unclear how many regions in the world were experiencing issues with Facebook-owned apps, #FacebookDown was trending on

"Confirmed: Analysis of global network data shows Facebook, WhatsApp, and down globally for an estimated 60 per cent of users; incident ongoing #FacebookDown," cybersecurity firm NetBlock.org tweeted.

Facebook's service also reported to have stopped sending or receiving messages. "In addition, the main com domain is also seemingly unavailable," the report said.

Apologising for the outage in March, the had blamed a "server configuration change" for the trouble in accessing its apps and services.

However, it has not yet addressed what appears to be another mass outage for its apps.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 18:48 IST
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