Monday, 18 October 2021

Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp are down globally

Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp are down globally

Facebook and its owned apps WhatsApp and Instagram are reporting loading issues as several users worldwide complained.

Downdetector showed there were more than 20,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram.

A message on the Facebook website said when trying to load.

"Sorry, something went wrong. We are working on it and we will get it fixed as soon as we can,"

Meanwhile, the social-media giant's instant messaging platform WhatsApp was also down for over 14,000 users, while Messenger was down for nearly 3,000 users.

Facebook company spokesperson said.

"We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing our applications and products. We're working to get things back to normalacy as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience,"

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WhatsApp too reached out to its users via Twitter to acknowledge the outage:

Further, a tweet shared by Instagram said: "Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a difficult time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we're on it! #instagramdown".

Downdetector only tracks outages by collating status reports from various sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage might be affecting a more significant number of users. It is usual for websites and apps to suffer outages, though it is rare globally.

Later, user reports also indicated Twitter is having problems, according to Downdetector.

Facebook's annual revenue has more than doubled from USD 56 billion in 2018 to a projected USD 119 billion this year, based on analysts' estimates surveyed by FactSet. Meanwhile, the company's market value has soared from USD 375 billion at the end of 2018 to nearly $1 trillion now.

The breakdown day comes after a whistleblower went on US television to reveal her identity after she leaked a trove of documents to authorities alleging the social media giant knew its products were fueling hate and harming children's mental health.