Social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down for thousands of users on Monday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.
Users also reported issues with Facebook’s online messaging service Messenger.
Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. As per downdetector, Facebook was the most affected platform followed by Instagram and WhatsApp.
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
Downdetector showed that WhatsApp outage was reported at 8:23pm (Pakistan Standard Time) and it shot up to 1,082 complaints by 8:38pm.
User reports indicate Whatsapp is having problems since 11:45 AM EDT. https://t.co/cvGsWTfsWq RT if you’re also having problems #Whatsappdown— Downdetector (@downdetector) October 4, 2021
Meanwhile, the social-media giant’s instant messaging platform WhatsApp was also down for over 35,000 users, while Messenger was down for nearly 9,800 users.
According to Downdetector, the Instagram outage was reported first at 7:59 pm, while Facebook went down almost around the same time.
User reports indicate Instagram is having problems since 11:45 AM EDT. https://t.co/lXKoHvktSg RT if you’re also having problems #Instagramdown— Downdetector (@downdetector) October 4, 2021
WhatsApp in a statement announced that they are working to restore the service.
“We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible,” the Facebook-owned messaging platform wrote in a tweet.
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. Thanks for your patience!— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) October 4, 2021
Facebook has experienced similar widespread outages with its suite of apps this year in March and July.