WhatsApp recovers from a global crash that has also affected Instagram and Facebook
The messaging service WhatsApp and the social networks Facebook and Instagram have suffered a fall this Friday that, according to the first information, has affected up to 45 countries and that has left millions of people without service. The failures began shortly after 6:00 p.m., Spanish peninsular time, around 1:00 p.m. in Washington, and have completely prevented the three applications from functioning: the information could not be updated or sent or received. posts. An hour later, Facebook has resolved the failure of the three platforms: “Today a technical problem caused users to have difficulties accessing some of our services. We have resolved the issue and we apologize for any inconvenience, ”according to a company spokesperson.
The page Downdetector, which records user comments when an internet platform fails, has collected at least 1.2 million complaints from at least 45 countries since the crash, while 23,000 people have posted messages about problems with the service courier. 70% of WhatsApp users complained of connection problems, 28% of problems sending or receiving messages and 1% of problems when identifying themselves in the service. In the case of Facebook, 90% complained of problems with the web and 9% of identification problems. 56% of Instagram users spoke of problems connecting and 43% of problems on the news wall.
As every time this type of service outage occurs, WhatsApp and Telegram, its main rival among instant messaging applications, have become a trend on Twitter. Among criticisms and complaints from users, it was not long before the memes about the fall of the main Facebook applications have also appeared.