WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in a major outage.
People across the world have been reporting they are unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
The outage is believed to have hit at about 4pm UK time today Monday 04/10/2021.
The Down Detector site shows that people were mainly experiencing problems on desktop rather than apps but this seems to have spread across the apps as well as the outage continues.
Reports of the outage started flowing in around 4PM UK time today. So far the number of reports have reached around 46,397 WhatsApp users. Likewise Facebook outage reports are also in the 36,298 mark and finally Half of Instagram users in the UK reported not being able to access the app and the website.
Facebook the parent company for both whatsapp and instagram have put out a statement across its facebook, instagram and whatsapp twitter feed, expressing that they are aware of the situation and are working on it.
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.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
— Facebook App (@facebookapp) October 4, 2021
Thanks for your patience!
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) October 4, 2021