WhatsApp and Instagram services down due to technical snag: Facebook Inc’s platforms including online messaging service WhatsApp and photo-sharing app Instagram were down for thousands of users according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.
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Downdetector showed there were more than 1.2 million incidents of people reporting issues with Instagram, while over 23,000 users posted about issues with WhatsApp on the website.
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Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outages might be affecting a larger number of users.