Facebook, WhatsApp & Instagram Crash for Users Worldwide
16:01 GMT 04.10.2021 (Updated: 16:27 GMT 04.10.2021)
© AP Photo / Matt RourkeIn this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile device in Philadelphia
© AP Photo / Matt Rourke
According to the website Downdetector, which tracks technology failures, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp users around the world are experiencing problems with accessing the networks.
Thousands of users on Monday reported that they were unable to use social media, as Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were hit a massive outage, affecting heavily populated areas. Problems have been reported in Europe, as well as in Asia, North America, and South America.
Reports suggested that Facebook could not be accessed, while Instagram users were having trouble with both the site and the mobile app. The cause of the technical issues remains unclear.
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
In the meantime, Twitterians reacted to the big outage by posting a wave of memes mocking the complaints from Facebook users.