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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are coming back online following mass outage

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are coming back online following mass outage

No, you're not alone. As of late this afternoon, Facebook-powered services including Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing a service outage. User reports on social media reveal a broad pattern of unavailability.

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Nest devices suffer a brief outage, Google says system should now be fully operational

Nest devices suffer a brief outage, Google says system should now be fully operational

If you tried to take a peek through your Nest Wi-Fi cameras earlier today, and couldn't, you weren't alone. The Nest system appeared to have a widespread outage on Wednesday, as reported by users on Reddit, Twitter, and other social networks. According to a statement from the official Google Nest Support account, the outage is over.

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Wink slowly starts coming back online following week-long outage

Wink slowly starts coming back online following week-long outage

Wink has been battling a severe outage for about a week and a half now, but it finally looks like its servers are slowly coming back online. The company has updated its status page, saying, "A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results. Most Hubs are back online." However, many customers are ready to cancel their mandatory subscriptions due to the events, and there's not much the cash-strapped company can do about it.

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Google says the 'device not set up yet' error for Assistant device controls has been fixed

Google says the 'device not set up yet' error for Assistant device controls has been fixed

If your Google Home was telling you, "sorry, that device isn't set up yet," when trying to control smart home devices like your thermostat or lights today, you aren't alone. Not everyone is affected, but what appeared to be an Assistant-related outage affected Assistant-based smart home device controls for many. According to a Google spokesperson, the issue was due to a "limited experiment" and has now been fixed. Things should be back to normal soon.

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Wink has been down for a week and counting

Wink has been down for a week and counting

The Wink smart home platform may be finally circling the drain. For the last week, customers have been reporting connectivity problems, and the Wink status dashboard has made a note of those issues since January 25th. The last update from the company was on Thursday, at which point it claimed "We have identified the issue and are implementing a fix." And yet four days later, Wink is still down.

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Issues with Signal messaging app have resolved

Issues with Signal messaging app have resolved

Following a day and a half of difficulties, Signal's cross-platform messaging service is operational again. Both Signal's Twitter and status dashboard indicate things are back to normal, and following the influx of literally millions of new users to the service, we can all enjoy more private and secure communications.

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Google services are back online after a huge worldwide outage

Google services are back online after a huge worldwide outage

In a major blow for the many millions of us who rely on its services, Google is currently experiencing an outage affecting various products in different locations around the world. Gmail and YouTube are among the apps currently not available to users, and we've been able to confirm ourselves that the outage is ongoing in the UK, Germany, and India.

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After massive outage, YouTube is back online

After massive outage, YouTube is back online

If you were trying to fire up a YouTube video just earlier and ran into issues: Don't worry, it's not just you. YouTube playback was down for many at the time, with widespread anecdotal reports as well as a spike over at DownDetector. However, the issue has since resolved and YouTube is officially back up.

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It's not just you, a bunch of Google services were having issues

It's not just you, a bunch of Google services were having issues

If you are having trouble loading Gmail or a YouTube video tonight, you aren't alone. A whole ton of Google services were having problemsGoogle Drive, Hangouts, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest were all affected, though reports indicate the issue has since resolved.

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A week after widespread outages, Google Drive ran into more issues this morning

A week after widespread outages, Google Drive ran into more issues this morning

Cloud storage sure can come in handy, but that's only when it's actually working. It was just last week that Google Drive experienced a major outage, but the service already has more technical difficulties to work through, as errors and high latency issues plagued users this morning.

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