Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are all down
It seems that Facebook is facing a severe outage, with all of their services down. Aside from Facebook itself, even WhatsApp and Instagram are currently down for most users around the world. It seems that Facebook is aware of their issues, with the official Twitter accounts for WhatsApp and Instagram mentioning that they are currently working on the issue.
Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it! #instagramdown
— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) October 4, 2021
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
Obviously they have to go to Twitter to mention this, or else they wouldn’t have any other channel to do so. Luckily Facebook has not acquired Twitter, eh? In any case, the issues that are affecting Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram doesn’t seem to be localized to any one region, with everyone from the US to even us here in Malaysia facing disruption with our favorite social media apps.
The issues appears to have started around an hour ago, with Downdetector’s data showing a major influx of reports starting at about 11.38pm. With both Instagram and WhatsApp’s Twitter accounts tweeting about it, I believe that this is a pretty major issue that’s affecting them, so much so that they can’t just quietly fix the issue and move on.
[UPDATE 9.35am] Facebook is back online
To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
It seems that Facebook mentioned that they are coming back online at 6.33am, although there has been reports of some users still facing issues with certain services on Downdetector.
Pokdepinion: Well, I guess it is a great time to just go to bed then?