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The messaging service WhatsApp and the social networks Facebook and Instagram have suffered a fall this Friday that, according to the first information, has affected up to 45 countries and has left millions of people without service. The failures began shortly after 6:00 p.m., Spanish peninsular time, around 1:00 p.m. in Washington, and have completely prevented the three applications from working: the information could not be updated or sent or received. posts. An hour later, Facebook has resolved the failure of the three platforms: “Today a technical problem caused users to have difficulties accessing some of our services. We have solved the problem and we apologize for any inconvenience, "according to a company spokesperson.
The Downdetector page, which records user comments when an internet platform fails, has collected at least 1.2 million since the crash. complaints coming from at least 45 countries, while 23,000 people have posted messages about problems with the courier service. 70% of WhatsApp users complained of connection problems, 28% of problems sending or receiving messages and 1% of problems when identifying themselves in the service. In the case of Facebook, 90% complained of problems with the web and 9% of identification problems. 56% of Instagram users spoke of problems connecting and 43% of problems on the news wall.
As every time this type of service outage occurs, WhatsApp and Telegram, its main rival among instant messaging applications, have become a trend on Twitter. Among criticisms and complaints from users, it was not long before the memes about the fall of the main Facebook applications have appeared.
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