Facebook has been working on it to roll out globally. Even though the Messenger is down, there is no issue with Facebook's other big messaging platform WhatsApp.
The Facebook messenger has seemed to have suffered a global outage, according to reports. However, Facebook and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg have not issued any statement regarding the outage. This comes after there were reports of four outages in September. The outage reported in parts of US- California and Washington, British Columbia and Western Europe where people complained about connecting to it. So far, there have been no reports of outage from India.
The outage began after midnight and continued for a few hours, before the Messenger was restored. Facebook was yet to reveal the reason behind the outage. Facebook is also testing a feature called “Watch Videos Together” on Messenger that would enable simultaneous co-viewing of videos over a group chat on different devices, according to reports.
Facebook has issued and update for its messenger. The update provides a “Remove for Everyone” feature, which enables the users to unsend or delete a sent message within 10 minutes of pushing it. Facebook has been working on it to roll out globally. Even though the Messenger is down, there is no issue with Facebook’s other big messaging platform WhatsApp.
As many as 1.3 billion use Facebook Messenger monthly. WhatsApp has 1.5 billion monthly average users.