Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram DOWN: MAJOR social media outage hits popular services

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram DOWN: MAJOR social media outage hits popular services

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are experiencing server outage issues.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all went down earlier this morning, as fans flooded rival social media sites saying their favourite social media sites aren’t working.

Click the links below to find out more about each individual outage.

*Facebook DOWN: Social network outage affecting thousands of users*

*Instagram DOWN: Social media site not loading for THOUSANDS of users*

*WhatsApp DOWN: Facebook Messenger rival not working or connecting for THOUSANDS of users*

At the time of writing, independent outage monitor Down Detector has registered nearly 5,000 reports from users insisting WhatsApp is experiencing an outage.

Facebook outage reports peaked at more than 6,000, while Instagram has attracted more than 4,000 reports.

A map on the site showed the UK, US and large areas of Europe are affected by the connection issues. Outage issues have also hit parts of Asia and to a much lesser extent, parts of the US.

More to follow…

Check out the map above for a look at where the Facebook issues have hit hardest.

Needless to say, users have been flooding rival social media sites like Twitter to express their disappointment, or to have a little fun with the issue.

One user writes: “Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp DOWN. I feel handless.”

Another posted: “FacebookDown – seems to be fairly catastrophic. Can’t even load the page to log in.”

“When you can’t tell if WhatsApp is down because nobody is texting you,” one user joked.

One Twitter user joked that it was time to relax now that the social media sites are down: “Seems like all socials owned by Zuckie are down…. #whatsappdown #FacebookDown time to relax?”

There’s currently no word from Facebook or the other companies about what is causing the problems or when things will be back online.

Facebook had better hurry up, before users resort to other means of communication.

“Break out the CB radios and carrier pigeons. #WhatsAppDown #FacebookDown #instagramdown,” reads one hilarious Twitter post.

Express Online will continue to update the article as the story develops.

Published at Sun, 14 Apr 2019 12:05:00 +0000