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After suffering two outages in a week, Instagram is testing a feature that lets you know when it's having issues so you won't think it's just your internet

Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images Instagram says it is testing a feature that notifies users when outages or technical issues occur. The company will use the feature "when we see that people are confused and looking for answers." The news comes after Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp had two outages in five days last week. Instagram is testing out a new feature to notify users about outages after the app suffered two of them in the span of five days last week.The company anno...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Whatsapp, Outage, Instagram Facebook, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Downdetector, Getty Images Instagram, Jens Kalaene


Instagram is testing a notification system for ‘confusing’ outages

A week after a massive outage that knocked out Instagram for its global community, the company says it's testing a notification system for similar events.
Tags: Mobile, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Outage


Snapchat and Telegram usage spiked while Facebook was down

Chesnot/Getty Snapchat users spent 23% more time on the app while Facebook was down on Monday, Bloomberg reported. Telegram's CEO said the app gained 70 million new users during the outage that also took WhatsApp offline. Facebook was down for over 6 hours on Monday after a network configuration change. See more stories on Insider's business page. Social media users flocked to other apps during Facebook's six-hour outage on Monday.Snapchat users on Android devices spent about ...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, News, Instagram, Internet, US, Trends, Social Media, Bloomberg, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Teen, Telegram, Outage


Experts say it's 'theoretically possible' the Facebook outage was connected to a whistleblower's bombshell claims against the company - but not likely

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies to senate committee Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Hours after an interview with a Facebook whistleblower aired, the firm suffered a widespread outage. Experts told Insider the two events likely aren't connected and are merely a "coincidence." But they also said it's "theoretically possible," and hackers could have attacked to "make a point." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook and its carousel of apps suffered a...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Social Media, Cbs, Tech Companies, Outage, Lloyd, Das, Tech Insider, Ryan Lloyd, Adam Mosseri, Haugen, Matt McClain


When Facebook and Instagram went dark, small businesses realized they're at the mercy of an almighty landlord who they're 'just renting space' from

For businesses that rely on social media sites, outages are a nightmare. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When Facebook and Instagram crashed yesterday, business stopped for many online entrepreneurs. Social media has become a boon for businesses, allowing them to build customer bases and sales. But experts advise these outfits to diversify beyond relying solely on big tech platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Facebook and Instagram go dark, is your business really ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Small Business, Trends, Reddit, Retail, Illinois, Facebook Live, Outage, Facebook Instagram, Sánchez, Cawley, Michael Sanchez, Adam Mosseri, Facebook Marketplace, Jon Elder


Facebook reveals the cause of Monday’s global outage

Facebook has offered an explanation as to why its social media services suffered a serious outage on Monday that lasted around six hours.
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Whatsapp, Outage


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger were all down for hours on Monday, and the internet had a field day over the massive outage

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger suffered a widespread outage on Monday. People flocked to Twitter for updates, as well as memes making fun of the situation. "Maybe Facebook is being repaired by the same guy who repairs the McDonald's Ice Cream Machine," one tweet said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger were all down on Monday in a massive outage that lasted mor...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Instagram, Trends, Linkedin, Whatsapp, Netflix, Jack Dorsey, Outage, Mark, Facebook Instagram, Reactions, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Maybe Facebook


Every Facebook-owned app was down Monday in a widespread outage

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Several Facebook apps appeared to suffer an outage on Monday. Users reported having issues accessing Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger on Downdetector. The outage spanned multiple countries, according to user reports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook suffered a major outage across several countries on Monday for more than 5 hours. Users reported having issues accessing Facebook apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Mes...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Trends, Whatsapp, Outage, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Adam Mosseri, Instagram WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, Downdetector, Ryan Mac, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto, Getty Images Several Facebook, ET Downdetector


Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger are all down, and the internet is having a field day over the massive outage

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger suffered a widespread outage on Monday. People flocked to Twitter for updates, as well as memes making fun of the situation. "Maybe Facebook is being repaired by the same guy who repairs the McDonald's Ice Cream Machine," one tweet said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger were all down on Monday in a massive outage. People had ple...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Instagram, Trends, Linkedin, Whatsapp, Netflix, Jack Dorsey, Outage, Mark, Facebook Instagram, Reactions, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Maybe Facebook


Instagram boss says it feels like a 'snow day' as the Facebook outage reportedly brings work to a grinding halt

Several Facebook apps appeared to suffer an outage on Monday. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Every Facebook-owned app appears to be down in a widespread outage, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook employees and social media managers have taken to Twitter to declare Monday a "snow day." Instagram's boss replied "it does feel like a snow day" to a tweet that said, "Instagram should stay offline forever." See more stories on Insider's business page. Insta...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, The New York Times, Outage, WhatsApp Facebook, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Ryan Mac, Rafael Henrique, Hannah Towey


Every Facebook-owned app appears to be down in a widespread outage

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Several Facebook apps appeared to suffer an outage on Monday. Users reported having issues accessing Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger on Downdetector. The outage spans multiple countries, according to user reports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook suffered a major outage across several countries on Monday. Users reported having issues accessing Facebook apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Facebook its...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Trends, Whatsapp, Outage, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Instagram WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, Downdetector, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto, Getty Images Several Facebook, MessengerDown Downdetector, Sarah Jackson Insider Facebook


Twitter for web returns after major outage on Wednesday

Twitter for web suffered major issues around the world for several hours on Wednesday evening, preventing users from seeing tweets and other content.
Tags: Twitter, News, Trends, Social Media, Web, Computing, Outage


It’s not just you. Twitter for web is down.

Twitter for web is experiencing issues in some parts of the world, preventing users from seeing any content. The problem appeared to begin at around 10 p.m. ET.
Tags: Twitter, News, Trends, Social Media, Outage


How One Fastly Customer Broke the Internet

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a tech vendor named Fastly experienced a major outage that inadvertently broke some of the biggest sites on the web. And now, we know why. In a blog post published late yesterday, Fastly engineering VP Nick Rockwell explained the company “experienced a global outage due to an…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Technology, Internet, Netflix, Internet Security, Computing, Dropbox, Aws, Cloudflare, Soundcloud, Amazon Web Services, Outage, Information and Communications Technology, Content Delivery Networks, Fastly


Huge Chunk of the Internet Goes Offline Thanks to One Company

Large chunks of the internet were offline starting shortly before 6:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, including everything from CNN to the British government, in an outage being blamed on Fastly, a content distribution network used by hundreds of high-profile websites. Gizmodo was also down during this morning’s outage.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Pinterest, Internet, Social Media, Cnn, Ransomware, Computing, Gizmodo, Twitch, Science and Technology, Real Time Web, Outage, Martin Lewis, Fastly


Citrus Heights Crash Clips Fiber Optic Line, Causing Large Internet Outage

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Microsoft Teams is back online after an outage that affected people worldwide

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Reports of outages on Microsoft Teams started around 6 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday morning. The company confirmed it was a global outage, though not all users were affected. At 9 a.m., the company said the service was back online. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft Teams is back online after an outage that affected users around the world on Tuesday morning."We've monitored the environment and confirmed that the...
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Enterprise, Microsoft, Trends, Bing, Outage, Eastern Time, Tech Insider, Microsoft Teams, Satya Nadella Reuters Lucas Jackson, Eastern Time Microsoft, Isobel Asher Hamilton Dominick Reuter


Microsoft Teams is down for people worldwide

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Reports of outages on Microsoft Teams started on Tuesday morning. The company confirmed it was a global outage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft Teams started going down around the world on Tuesday morning.According to website Down Detector, users started reporting problems around 6 a.m. Eastern Time."We've confirmed that this issue affects users globally. We're reviewing monitoring telemetry and recent ch...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Microsoft, Trends, Bing, Outage, Tech Insider, Microsoft Teams, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Satya Nadella Reuters Lucas Jackson


Beavers shut down the internet for 36 hours in a small Canadian town by chewing through fiber cables while looking for materials to build their dam

Beavers shut down the internet in Tumbler Ridge, Canada on Saturday. Jeff R Clow / Getty Images Beavers cut the internet for 900 people in Tumbler Ridge, Canada while searching for materials to build their dam. Internet provider Telus said the beavers chewed through a 4.5-inch thick protective tube to reach the cable. Telus spokesperson Liz Sauvé described it as "a very unusual and uniquely Canadian turn of events." See more stories on Insider's business page. A small Canadian town lo...
Tags: News, Internet, Trends, Canada, British Columbia, Telus, Cbc, Outage, Beaver, Sauve, Anna Cooban, Liz Sauve, Tumbler Ridge Canada, Jeff R Clow Getty Images Beavers, CBC Beavers, Tumbler Ridge


Twitter is partly down, with some users saying they're unable to log into the site

Sattalat phukkum/Shutterstock Some Twitter users reported being unable to log into the site on Saturday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter appeared to be partly down Saturday, with some users unable to log into the site.Twitter also had problems on Friday night across the East Coast of the US. It tweeted at the time that people may have problem loading the site, and that it was "working on fixing a problem."-Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 17, 2021 ...
Tags: Twitter, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, East Coast, Outage, Tech Insider, Grace Dean, Weekend BI UK, Downdector, Twitter Grace Dean Twitter


Google Docs and other Google Drive service issues were resolved

SOPA Images / Contributor/Getty Images Google said it has resolved a problem with Google Drive and Docs. Users had reported issues with the suite of apps beginning Monday morning. Over 6,000 Google users reported issues, according to DownDetector. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google said it has resolved an issue that left some users unable to access Google Drive or create new Google Docs, Sheets, and other files. At 12:20 p.m. ET, the company reported the issues had b...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, News, China, Trends, Google Docs, Outage, US UK, ANDREW DeMILLO, Google Slides, Tech Insider, Google Workspace, Grace Kay, Google Workspace for Education, SOPA Images Contributor Getty Images Google


Google Docs and other Google Drive services are experiencing issues

SOPA Images / Contributor/Getty Images Google Drive and Google Docs have been experiencing issues. On Monday morning, thousands of users reported error messages and difficulty getting into files. Google said it is in the process of investigating and working to resolve the issue. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google said on Monday morning the company was experiencing some issues with Google Drive and Google Docs.Problems started around 9:36 a.m. ET and have affected user...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, News, China, Trends, Google Docs, Outage, US UK, ANDREW DeMILLO, Google Slides, Tech Insider, Grace Kay, SOPA Images Contributor Getty Images Google


Users are reporting that multiple Microsoft products are down

Microsoft shares rose in pre-market trading after its sales jumped SOPA Imagines/Getty Images Users have reported widespread service failures for Microsoft products and platforms, including Office 365, Teams, Azure, and Bing. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Thursday, users of Microsoft's Office 365, Azure, Bing, and Teams platforms and products reported mass outages and failures, according to the site DownDetector.com.-Pete Brown (@pjb_media) April 1, 2021 An offi...
Tags: Twitter, Microsoft, Trends, Speed, Outage, Microsoft Azure, Tech Insider, Downdetector, Azmi Haroun, SOPA Imagines Getty Images Users, Office 365 Teams Azure


Russia claims a fire at a data center in France broke access to Google and YouTube. Google says that's not true.

A fire broke out at a data center belonging to French cloud computing company OVHcloud in Strasbourg, France on March 10, 2021. Sapeurs-pompiers du Bas-Rhin/Handout via REUTERS Russia experienced a Google outage on Wednesday, and blamed it on a fire at a data center in France. Google says that's false, and that the outage was caused by a local internet service provider. The outage occurred as Russia's government broke the country's internet while trying to censor Twitter. See m...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Internet, Vladimir Putin, France, Russia, Trends, Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, Outage, Strasbourg France, Youtube Google, Roskomnadzor, Tech Insider, France Google, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Great, Now the PlayStation Network Is Down Too

This has been a rough week for anyone trying to play games online. Sony’s PlayStation Network began experiencing issues Friday afternoon, and the outage seems to have persisted into the weekend based on the PSN status page. The outage comes just one day after the equivalent service for Sony’s competitor Microsoft, …Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Playstation, Sony, Playstation Network, Ps3, Outage, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Playstation App


Apple Music, Books, iTunes, App Store and more are experiencing outages

Several high-level Apple services are experiencing issues and outages on Wednesday morning, Apple has confirmed. These issues are impacting a number of consumer-facing services including Apple Music and Radio, Apple Books, and the App Store platforms across both iOS devices and Mac. For some users, the services are down. For example, there were reports circulating this morning that users were having problems streaming music through Apple Music or using iTunes. Other have noticed strange problems...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Itunes, Services, App-store, Outage, App Store Down, Apple Music and Radio Apple Books


Reddit says it's down amid a stock-market frenzy caused by subredditors and skyrocketing GameStop shares

Robert Galbraith/Reuters Reddit said it's down on Wednesday amid a stock-market frenzy surrounding a group of Redditors and GameStop shares.The company tweeted "yes we're down right now, I'll share updates here as we have them. pls don't yell at me."—Reddit (@reddit) January 27, 2021 Reddit did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.A forum on Reddit is at the center of current fluctuations in the stock market after nearly 2 million members in r/WallStreetBets collectiv...
Tags: News, Trends, Reddit, Stock Market, Gamestop, Outage, Vanguard, Charles Schwab, Robert Galbraith, Tech Insider, Reuters Reddit, Katie Canales, DownDetector TD Ameritrade


Verizon said Tuesday's outage impacting Fios users was caused by a fiber line cut by a fallen tree in Brooklyn

Verizon outages in the US. Screenshot from Down Detector data. Verizon confirmed that Tuesday's outage was caused by a fiber cut in Brooklyn, NY. The outage was concentrated along the East Coast, and more than 2,000 users reported issues with Verizon's Fios service on DownDetector. A Verizon spokesperson said internet service "has been restored." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Verizon has confirmed that Tuesday's Fios outage was caused by a downed fiber cable cut by a ...
Tags: Verizon, News, Fcc, Internet, Boston, US, Trends, Cnn, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Federal Communications Commission, Retail, East Coast, Outage, Northeast, Brooklyn NY


Signal appears to be down for some users after the messaging app saw a record spike in downloads

Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images The secure messaging app Signal was experiencing issues Friday, some users reported online.  Down Detector showed over 2,000 reports from users experiencing issues around 11:40 a.m. ET. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Signal appears to be down for some users on Friday morning.Down Detector showed over 2,000 reports from users who are experiencing issues on the encrypted messaging platform around 11:40 a.m. ET. Several Insider staff members...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Apps, News, Trends, Whatsapp, Signal, Outage, Acton, Tech Insider, Brian Acton, Thomas Trutschel Getty, Signal Foundation, Katie Canales, Signal and Telegram Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Parler appears to be experiencing an outage as users report issues accessing the social media platform

Parler is appealing to users as a free-speech platform. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP Parler appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday as users reported being unable to access the social media platform. Dozens of users reported on Twitter that they were experiencing issues with the app and website. Parler's outage came shortly after BuzzFeed News reported that Apple had threatened to remove the app from its App Store for allegedly allowing harmful content to proliferate, though it didn't appe...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Trends, Social Media, Outage, Tech Insider, Check, Parler, Tyler Sonnemaker