New Delhi| Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger were shut down for millions of users, including in India, on Monday evening due to a major global outage, leaving them unable to send or receive messages on the social media platform. Facebook communications executive Andy Stone said in a tweet, “We know 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 any inconvenience caused.” We apologize for that.”
According to DownDetector, a website that tracks WhatsApp outages, 40 percent of users were unable to download the app, 30 percent had problems sending messages and 22 percent had problems with the web version.
People took to Twitter to report the problems they were facing with the Facebook Family app, including posting memes and GIFs.
A message appeared on the Facebook website saying, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll fix it as soon as possible.”
One user tweeted, “We are all coming to Twitter to see if Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook are really down.”
Another tweeted, “Everyone is running on Twitter to see if WhatsApp is really down.”
Another user posted, “Instagram down, Facebook down, WhatsApp down. You know who’s in charge now?”
In April, Facebook and Instagram shut down for a few hours to millions of users in different parts of the world. The outage was the second in less than a month for the social networking giant.
Renowned developer Jen Wong mentioned in a tweet that the outage has also affected Facebook’s internal websites.