Once again, Instagram and WhatsApp were unavailable. On the evening of November 19, many users throughout the world were unable to access Meta’s social media sites. The number of complaints on Downdetector rose significantly between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. IST. Fortunately, the problem was quickly resolved, and both services are back up and running.
According to reports, almost 4,000 people worldwide were affected by the outage, which affected Meta’s services. The issue on WhatsApp and Facebook was less severe than on Instagram, but it was still a problem for consumers. This downtime has not been explained by Meta or Instagram.
Several people rushed to Twitter to share their concerns. There was another Meta outage today. (” All three of the most popular social media platforms — Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp — are currently unavailable”). One user wrote, “#GetItTogetherMark.” Instagram “keeps getting down,” commented another user.
Compared to the notorious 7-hour outage that all of Meta’s services experienced just a month ago, this minor interruption did not affect many users worldwide. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and all of Meta’s services were down for seven hours straight.
As soon as Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding of Facebook to Meta and revealed his ambitions to unleash the metaverse of Facebook services among users following that massive outage, Metaverse tendencies swiftly spread, with Microsoft launching a metaverse version of its business suite services.
Meta’s Instagram just announced that it will shut down the Threads app from Android and iOS as part of a streamlined experience. To compete with Snapchat, Threads was launched in early 2019 and allows Instagram users to send stories and interact with their friends without opening the app. The software made it easier to upload stories and share them with a restricted group of people. However, it didn’t catch on with Instagram’s audience.