When Will Facebook, Whatsapp And Instagram Be Back Up?

WhatsApp users are eager to learn when the social media messaging service will be back up and running.

The app – alongside other popular social sites – suddenly stopped working on Monday evening.

WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Messenger have been down for more than three hours – with users across the globe experiencing issues on the social media platforms.

The platforms confirmed on Twitter they are aware of issues and are working to resolve them – but all three remained down at 8pm on Monday.

According to web service monitoring platform DownDetector, thousands of people reported outages before 5pm.

The reason for the mass outage has yet to be revealed by the team over at Facebook who run WhatsApp- which has over 2 billion global users alone.

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But when will WhatsApp be back up and running again?

Wales Online reports that the company, which was first founded in 2009, has not yet specified a time.


However, the firm’s communications executive Andy Stone said it was “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible” and it apologised “for any inconvenience”.

Whatsapp said on Twitter: “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment.
“We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.”

Last time a problem of this scale happened, in March 2019, it took 24 hours before everything went back to normal.

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Has WhatsApp had any other problems recently?

Earlier this year it was revealed that the stolen data of 533 milllion Facebook users, who own WhatsApp, were leaked online.

The exposed data included the personal information of Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the USA, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and, in some cases, email addresses.

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Facebook said in reply: “We understand people’s concerns, which is why we continue to strengthen our systems to make scraping from Facebook without our permission more difficult and go after the people behind it.”

Cyber security specialist Jake Moore said there is a “chance” the issue could be related to a cyber attack.

He told the PA news agency: “There have been many reports and I’m struggling to find out exactly what has happened- I’m reading it could be DNS related, which means there is an issue with the connection not knowing where to go to your device.


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