Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were all experiencing issues this afternoon (Bangladesh time) for users worldwide. Facebook and Instagram were both inaccessible, with news feeds refusing to refresh and the main Facebook.com domain unavailable. WhatsApp messages weren’t being sent or received, and users of Facebook’s main services (Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp) had headed to Twitter to share that they’re having issues. Messenger, Facebook’s chat service, was also down.
The outages started at around 5 pm Bangladesh time, and some locations appeared to be more widely affected than users. At 7 pm Bangladesh time the services appeared in operation after two hours of outages. Facebook’s issues came just a month after Facebook experienced its worst outage ever. Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were all inaccessible for hours last month, and it wasn’t until over 24 hours later that Facebook finally gave the all clear. Facebook blamed a “server configuration change,” and apologized for the outages.