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.Also Read - Facebook Family Outage: Usage of Google Maps Surge 125 Times; Text, Call Up by 75 Times | Details Here
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. Also Read - Breaking: Instagram Down Again Hours After Facing Global Outage, Users Unable to View Posts
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.” Also Read - Hello Everyone! Here's What Twitter, Google, Zomato Said on WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram Global Outage
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.