Social media clients went crazy at the beginning of Monday after Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp down. The sites were down in the US, Europe, South America and different regions at 1:30 AM IST, with a large number of reports within the principal hour. The hashtags #Facebookdown, # WhatsApp down and #Instagramdown both wound up worldwide trends on Twitter in the midst of the detailed outages.
Within a hour of the blackout over the online networking stages, thousands took to Twitter to complain. A few clients announced having issues signing in, posting, commenting and updating their newsfeeds on Facebook, Facebook, Facebook messenger would not load, Instagram users said they couldn’t access recent posts or messages and those using WhatsApp down said they couldn’t connect to the service or send and receive messages.
Numerous clients attempted to restart their applications, or uninstall and re-install them, however kept on encountering similar issues.
A live outage map shows hot spots in the northeastern region of the US, as well as some parts of Europe.
Facebook showed an error message for some users on its site
‘Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue.’
‘We expect this to be resolved shortly. Please try again in a few minutes.’
‘Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.’
Instagram’s website displayed a similar message for some users.
‘We couldn’t connect to Instagram. Make sure you’re connected to the internet and try again.’
Facebook which also owns Instagram and WhatsApp said on Monday evening that it almost wrapped up the issue.
“Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing or posting to various Facebook services,” Facebook spokesperson Jay Nancarrow said in a statement. “We quickly investigated and started restoring access, and we have nearly fixed the issue for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”