Facebook spokesperson: "Before today, some people may have problems connecting to the app. This issue has been resolved and we apologize for the inconvenience." Facebook announced in January. The plan is to merge the services of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, allowing users to send messages to each other without switching applications. Applications will remain independent, but they will be brought together under a single messaging platform or protocol.
In the month before the downtime, Facebook also experienced a very significant downtime, which caused the world's 2 billion users to be unable to access social services for a whole day. At the time, the cause of the downtime was attributed to "serverConfiguration changes."