Meta Platforms’ social media apps Instagram and Facebook, messaging app WhatsApp and Twitter rival Threads were all back up and running after a global outage that affected thousands of users on Monday. According to Downdetector.com, the outage lasted more than an hour.
According to the reports, more than 14,000 users reported problems accessing Instagram, while about 7,000 and 2,700 users experienced problems with Facebook and WhatsApp respectively.
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Meta’s latest offering Threads also experienced an outage, with about 470 users reporting problems accessing the app.
Downdetector tracks outages by collecting status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The numbers listed above are the issues reported on Downdetector. The outage could have affected a larger number of users. Not all users reported the problem on the site.
Meta has not revealed a reason for the outage. The outage comes less than a week after Meta launched Threads. Meanwhile, the Twitter-alike app now has over 100 million users.
Meta launched Threads for iOS and Android users in 100 countries last week, and it’s currently the top free app on the App Store. The new app passed 2 million logins in just two hours after launch, 10 million users in seven hours, and 30 million in just 12 hours. Instagram head Adam Mosseri made it clear last week that Meta does not want to replace Twitter.
Although the app looks like Twitter. But there are still many features that the new app doesn’t have. We’re not sure if Meta will bring these features to Thread or if it has plans to introduce brand new features.