Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are down again

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are down again

The outages, which started at about 12.30pm South African time, were still not resolved an hour later.

Last month Zuckerberg also said the firm was exploring end-to-end encryption for the entire platform, extending the current security coverage of Whatsapp onto both Messenger and Instagram.

The website Down Detector, which tracks complaints about availability of popular online websites has listed numerous reports that the trio of services are experiencing difficulties in Europe, Malaysia and some parts of the US.

The outage comes exactly a month after Facebook went down for nearly a full day across parts of North America and Europe on March 14. The social network later blamed the issue on a "server configuration change".

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Facebook had experienced one of its longest outages in March when some users around the globe faced trouble accessing Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp for over 24 hours.

Sunday's outage is yet another publicity problem for a company already dealing with privacy issues and regulatory probes.

There aren't any official announcements from Facebook just yet.

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