Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram subject to global blackout

the essential For 17 hours, social networks Instagram, Facebook and the Whatsapp messaging application have been experiencing a global outage.

Can’t send a message via Whatsapp or reload Instagram stories? A giant blackout has been affecting Instagram, Facebook, Messenger and Whatsapp applications for about 17 hours this Monday, October 4.

The latter affects tens of millions of users around the world, according to specialized platform monitoring sites, in France but also in Spain and in other countries around the world. The Down Detector site notably showed blackouts in densely populated areas such as Washington or Paris.

At the time of writing, the outage is still effective for users.

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