Tonight, crores of social media users around the world are unable to use their Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. All of a sudden these three social media platforms have stopped working. On this, a reply has come on Twitter from the three companies. They say that they are working on this problem, soon this problem will be fixed.
Downdetector.com, which tracks traffic on several websites, has also said that a large number of people are unable to use WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. Many people complain that they are neither able to message nor use these apps.
More than 20,000 people have reported that their WhatsApp is not working. The web.whatsapp.com running on the computer is also not working.
News agencies Reuters and AFP have confirmed that users around the world are facing trouble on these social media platforms. This sudden server down has affected millions of users.
According to the website downdetector.com, these apps stopped working at around 8.57 pm.
Messaging app WhatsApp issued a statement saying that it is working to fix the outage. It is written, “We are aware that some people are experiencing problems with WhatsApp at this time. We are working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible”.
We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience!
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) October 4, 2021
At the same time, Facebook also issued a statement saying that all efforts are being made to restore the services affecting millions of people around the world. It is written, “We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.”
We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
Instagram also posted a similar message through its official communication handle. “Instagram and friends time is a little tough right now and you might have problems using it. Stay with us, we’re working on it! #InstagramDown”.