BREAKING: WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Down Again For Users

A number of people have reported that the instant messaging platform and the social media applications are not working for them on Android, iOS and web platforms.

Updated: October 4, 2021 11:06 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

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New Delhi: Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down for thousands of users on Monday. According to outage tracking website, DownDetector, the issues started at around 21:30PM (Indian Standard Time), and are affecting users globally. While WhatsApp isn’t sending or receiving messages, Instagram shows “couldn’t refresh the feed.” Similarly, the Facebook page takes forever to load.

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As per downdetector, Facebook was the most affected platform followed by Instagram and WhatsApp. The website also reported a sharp spike in complaints by users.

Issuing a statement, messaging platform WhatsApp said, “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.”

Apologizing for the inconvenience, Facebook said, “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.”

Bear with us, we’re on it, says Instagram following the major outrage. “Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it!”

The portal showed there were more than 20,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram. Social-media giant’s instant messaging platform WhatsApp was also down for over 14,000 users, while Facebook Messenger was down for nearly 3,000 users.

News agencies Reuters and AFP have confirmed that the outage is faced by users worldwide.

Reportedly, Facebook has more than 410 million users in India, and its WhatsApp messenger counts the country as its biggest market with over 530 million users. Instagram has over 210 million users in India.

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Published Date: October 4, 2021 9:26 PM IST

Updated Date: October 4, 2021 11:06 PM IST