Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook stopped working- Thousands of users on Monday reported that they were unable to access the services WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook.
These three applications – each owned and operated by Facebook and run using shared infrastructure, were not working until just after 5 pm. Other similar products include Facebook Messenger and Workplace have also stopped functioning.
As of the time of writing, it’s unclear what caused the issue, though the company has experienced intermittent outages in the past.
WhatsApp along with Instagram services have been experiencing worldwide outages for a while now.
It was not working in many regions of India and across the globe and prevented users from sending messages or sharing things on Instagram.
Downdetector found more than 20,000 reports of users reporting problems with Facebook or Instagram. DNS is a way for web addresses to guide users to their destinations. The same issue occurred at cloud provider Akamai Technologies Inc took down several web pages in July.
In the meantime, the social media giant’s instant messaging platform WhatsApp was not available to more than 14,000 users. Messenger was unavailable to over 3000.
Whatsapp, Instagram, and Facebook stopped working
Downdetector is the only one that monitors outages, making status reports from different sources, including errors submitted by users through its platform. The outage might be affecting a greater number of users.
However, while Instagram or WhatsApp users were not able to refresh their apps to show the latest information, those who visited Facebook.com were presented with an error message that said the website was not accessible.
Users of Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger were unable to receive new messages or see the status of previous messages.
WhatsApp was also popular also on Twitter Inc, with more than 850,000 tweets.
“We`re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment,” the official Twitter handle of the messaging app handle announced. “We`re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.”
Facebook Inc, which owns the three companies, said, “We are aware that some users are experiencing difficulties accessing our apps and products. We are working hard to restore normalcy as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience.”