Following a bigger outage earlier in the week that saw WhatsApp users unable to send or receive messages, the Meta app, along with Facebook and Instagram, are partially down as of Friday afternoon.
Update: The services are coming back online.
This partial outage started at around noon PT with the services currently loading quite slowly. More reports are actively coming in.
If you are able to get in, images aren’t loading properly resulting in an empty Explore grid in Instagram (on Android). In Facebook, the main (news) Feed and stories do not load for some users. The lack of images appears to be the common thread today.
More on Facebook:
- Facebook app will replace Android System WebView but still won’t use Custom Tabs
- [Update: Rolling out] WhatsApp adds ‘Call Links’ w/ video calling support for up to 32 participants
- [Update: Service returning] WhatsApp is currently down with users unable to send and receive messages
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