Social media apps Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were down for users worldwide. Many users say the social media networking sites have been unable to load. Downdetector.co.uk reported over 4700 complaints that Facebook was down in the UK at about 10am local time in the morning.
The issue seems to have spread worldwide with users across the US, India, Europe, and Asia taking to Twitter to raise the issue. At the moment, it is not clear what the problem is but the outages have been reported worldwide. The time of outage is around 5:00 pm.
According to the downdetector.in, Facebook is showing problems since 5:26 pm IST. As per the outage map, most reports have come in from Europe. The USA, India, Malaysia, Thailand, and South-American countries are also having problems with the social networking app and website.
The trend is the same for the Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp apps. The outage map for the two services is also more or less the same as Facebook.
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram now back up
The Facebook owned social media platforms and services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook — are back up now. The services appeared to be back up and running for most users by 6:30 pm IST, reported the AP.
A Facebook spokesperson told The Verge that they are aware of the problem people are facing trying to access the Facebook family of apps, adding, “We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”
Here’s how users are reacting to the outage:
Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook reportedly down worldwide…
— se-kuntum nana (@aai_syir) April 14, 2019
— Noman Siddiqui (@nomantsiddiqui) April 14, 2019
— Pain (@FumiyaOnly1) April 14, 2019
— Jennifer Grant (@linamlee) April 14, 2019
#facebookdown now people understood the importance of twitter. Some of my friends used to ask me what’s special on Twitter as u always be avtive there, now they got the answer today. pic.twitter.com/Y7wqoMdzgn
— Ali Emran (@AliMirza44) April 14, 2019