Facebook and Instagram suffer global decline in services |  Technology

Facebook and Instagram suffer global decline in services | Technology

Facebook and Instagram suffer global decline in services |  Technology

Facebook and Instagram, Meta’s two star social networks, are causing problems this afternoon for their users, who are reporting difficulties accessing these platforms. According to the website Fault detector, specialized in real-time detection of incidents in services connected to the Internet, users cannot access the platforms. The Facebook Messenger service also encountered problems. The aforementioned Meta applications have recorded reports of poor service since 4:00 p.m. Spanish Peninsula time. The peak of incidents was recorded half an hour later, and an hour later the situation began to normalize.

The problems reported by Facebook users are mainly connection failures. Among Instagram users, these types of complaints also make up the majority. Facebook Messenger, an application little used in Spain but very popular in the United States, where it rivals WhatsApp as the most used instant messaging channel, has also encountered problems. Users were also unable to access Threads, Meta’s alternative to X (formerly Twitter). Elon Musk, boss of X, takes the opportunity to make fun of his economic rivals with a few tweets.

In one, he mocked Meta spokesperson Andy Stone, who recognized in X: “We are aware that people have difficulty accessing our services. “We are working on it now.” The service status page Meta-advertisements reported a series of problems, including “major interruptions” in the group administration center, the connection to Facebook or the commercial service of WhatsApp, another application of the company led by Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook is, with more than 3 billion active users, the most popular social network in the world. Instagram, for its part, accumulates 2,000 million, as does WhatsApp, also from Meta. Facebook Messenger attracts 900 million users.

At 6:19 p.m. Spanish Peninsula time, Stone reported that “a technical problem made it difficult to access some of our services”. He added: “We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone affected and apologize for any inconvenience.”

However, the downfall of these services coincided with reports of (fewer) problems on other global platforms, like google, Gmail or YouTube, which could be due to a more general infrastructure problem. This latest video site, owned by Alphabet, recognized in which was trying to resolve access issues for some users. He New York Times speculate that these problems coincide with the deadline from Thursday so that tech giants like Meta, Apple and Google comply with new European Union regulations, the Digital Markets Act, which requires them to adapt their products.

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