According to downdetector maps, Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp have been out globally, but it has been worse in the East Coast and Europe. It’s still unclear what could be causing the issue.
Whatsapp users experienced the inability to send or receive media, whether that be images, videos or voice messages. Despite the outage, whatsapp texts were still being sent and went through.
Facebook took it to Twitter and said “Earlier today, some people and businesses experienced trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.”
Instagram has also taken it to twitter using user hashtag #instagramdown to elaorate “We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images and videos on Instagram. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #instagramdown”
“By duration, this is by far the largest outage we have seen since the launch of Downdetector in 2012,” Tom Sanders, co-founder of Downdetector told Techcrunch at the time. “Our systems processed about 7.5 million problem reports from end users over the course of this incident. Never before have we such a large scale outage.”