Update – It is unclear what has caused the issue. Downtime is more than four + hours now at time of writing. Facebook is continuing to have one of its longest outages in recent history, remaining offline worldwide for nearly four+ hours. The source of the problem is still being determined, though some clues have come to light recently.

The last major outage to hit Facebook occurred in 2010 when the site was unreachable for 2.5 hours, the worst for four years.

The entire suit of Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram are experiencing a global outage right now. Users across the globe, including those in Sri Lanka, are unable to access WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.

Downdetector, website that reports outages, confirms that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp indeed are down for users globally.

Meanwhile, Facebook says that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. Facebook is working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and they apologize for any inconvenience.

WhatsApp says they are aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp. WhatsApp working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.

Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it! #instagramdown says Instagram.

WhatsApp and Instagram are down globally

WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook services are down for the majority of users.

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