Servers of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram crashed across the world on Monday evening. Several users from across the world have been complaining about the server outage. Users have been complaining about not being able to connect to the servers and are not able to send or receive messages to/from their contacts on these social media platforms.
Many other users have also reported that other Facebook-owned services like Instagram, Messenger and its own social media platform are all experiencing this issue. Users worldwide have taken to their Twitter handles to share their views on this issue.
According to DownDetector, a website that tracks WhatsApp outages, 40 per cent users were unable to download the app, 30 per cent had trouble in sending messages and 22 per cent had problems with the web version.
In April, Facebook and Instagram went down for millions of users for a couple of hours in various parts of the world. The outage was the second in less than a month for the social networking giant.
People took to DownDetector as they were welcomed with “sorry something went wrong” error message from Facebook and Instagram.
The outage appeared to affect Facebook’s internal websites as well, famed developer Jane Wong noted in a tweet.
Meanwhile, Facebook released a statement: “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.”
(With Inputs From IANS)