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Once again, Facebook and Instagram present an outage in several countries

A month after the massive outage, Meta apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger are presenting problems worldwide.

Social media users around the world are reporting an outage in Zuckerberg's platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. The failures began this afternoon, although it's not a complete shutdown but rather some errors in some of the apps' features.

The outage comes a month after the company's seven-hour crash that affected the platforms completely, including Whatsapp, and two weeks after Zuckerberg himself announced the rebranding of the company to Meta.

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The main issue comes in the direct messaging features of these apps that this year merged Instagram and Facebook into one more user-friendly messaging platform. This also means that a technical error in one app might represent the failure of the other. According to Twitter account NetBlocks, the problem is coming from "a technical issue at parent company Meta's MQTT endpoints preventing messages from going through."

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 In the United States, the outage is more evident in cities like New York, Seattle, Houston, and Dallas while other countries like Mexico, Australia, and most countries in Europe are presenting the same problems with Meta's apps. Still, according to users, these apps' online sites have dodged the technical issues.

In a statement to The Independent, a Meta spokesperson stated that they "are aware that some people are having trouble accessing Messenger, Workplace Chat and Instagram DM. We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience."

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Photos from Unsplash: Solen Feyissa / Daniel Korpai 

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