The causes have not been revealed, but Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all crashing around the world. Organizations that monitor the operation of the internet have registered complaints from users around the world.
Facebook Inc reported on Friday that its services were being affected by a number of problems, after nearly a million people around the world reported difficulties with its photo-sharing app on Instagram.
“Several teams are working on it [the outage] and we’ll update it when we can,” Facebook’s gaming affiliate said in a tweet.
Several users took to Twitter to complain about the outage, using the hashtag #whatsappoutage at a time when it was the trend in many countries, including India.
The outage-tracking website Downdetector.com showed that there were almost a million incidents of people reporting problems with Instagram, while almost 20,000 users posted about their problems with WhatsApp on the website.
Downdetector tracks outages by collecting status information from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outages may be affecting a larger number of users.