Meta repairs Facebook, Instagram and Messenger after a short outage

Meta Platforms Inc said Friday that the company fixed the issue that was preventing users from accessing its social media platforms.

“Earlier today a configuration change caused some people to have trouble accessing our products,” says a meta spokesperson.

According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, more than 11,000 users on Instagram, Facebook and Messenger had reported problems accessing the apps, sending messages and logging into their accounts.

Meta’s messaging app WhatsApp faced a global outage earlier this week, which was later resolved.

Downdetector tracks failures by aggregating status reports from various sources, including user-submitted bugs on its platform. The outage may affect a larger number of users.

As a reminder, Meta-owned WhatsApp apologized for the more than hour-long outage that was occurring worldwide. The messaging service app was also down for more than an hour on Tuesday, preventing many of the billions of users of its popular service from connecting or sending messages.

“We know people were having trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We’ve fixed the issue and apologize for any inconvenience,” said a meta spokesperson.

According to WhatsApp, the popular chat app’s service was restored after a brief outage on Tuesday, which saw people around the world complaining about being unable to send or receive messages.

According to Downdetector, which tracks outage reports, people started reporting problems around 3 a.m. EDT. About two hours later, users started posting online that WhatsApp was back to normal.

According to the AP, a WhatsApp spokesperson said the company was aware some people were having trouble sending messages and that it had fixed the issue and apologized for any inconvenience.

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, bought WhatsApp in 2014. It’s very popular, especially outside the US where many people use it for everyday communication.

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