Facebook Messenger app crashed for users around the world



Facebook Messenger has crashed for several users around the world, it specifically affected users in the United States and Europe.

The outage happened a day just after launching a new feature which allow users to delete messages on the app. However, on late Monday, thousands of users were unable to receive messages, send messages, some of them even faced problem in logging-in, and connecting to the Facebook servers.

According to the Down Detector, a portal which track outages report that within ten minutes of Messenger’s blackout they got 2,535 reports, and multiple reports were reported from around the world on Twitter.

The Messenger was down for a few hours before being set to normalcy. Facebook did not reveal the reason behind the outage.

“Messenger is generally reliable, but has had more issues recently, with four outages in September alone,” said a Forbes report.

The Facebook has introduced a new “Remove for Everyone” feature on its messaging, it gives users ten minutes to delete a sent message. It was initially only available for CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Now, it is being rolled out for all the users around the world.


Messenger has over 1.3 billion monthly active users, and 1.5 billion monthly average users.


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