FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND WHATSAPP all suddenly down due to major outrage.
How long will Facebook be down? Company says it is aware of issue – but not why it has broken or when it will come back online.
The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.
Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the problems.
The servers continue to remain down at the time of writing this article and Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are currently inaccessible. Users are requested to use alternate methods of messaging like Signal and Telegram until the apps start working again.
MILLIONS of WhatsApp users have been left unable to send or receive text messages. The world’s most popular messaging app, which is owned by Facebook, is experiencing severe problems on both iPhone and Android – with users unable to make or receive voice and video calls too. The severe issues appear to be impacting users worldwide.
WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, popular apps owned by parent company Facebook are experiencing outages in many regions and seem to not be working on either Web or their respective smartphone apps. A number of people have reported that the instant messaging platform and the social media applications are not working for them on Android, iOS and web platforms.