The world’s biggest websites are being hit by a series of outages in a significant global internet problem.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and more are all suffering from problems that are stopping people getting online through websites and apps.
It is not clear if the outages are connected. But they all mysteriously began at the same time, and are being felt across the world.
It’s important to note that not everyone is having these problems: some people can still get on Facebook, Instagram and the other affected services, and some of them can do so without any problems at all. It’s not clear what’s deciding if you can or can’t.
- Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and (apparently to a lesser extent) WhatsApp are all down.
- The problems have been ongoing for hours, and Facebook says it is working hard to fix them.
- Other sites were hit by outages at the same time, but that appears to be coincidental. Those affected – Etsy, the US Postal Service – are back online.
- Facebook has denied that it is undergoing a DDoS attack – but has not said what is happening, and we’ve not heard from them for hours.