Yesterday, In India many users were shocked to find that their messages were not being delivered on WhatsApp. Social media platform Facebook too seemed to be showing an error. Instagram was not spared as well. Confused about what could possibly be going on, everyone turned to Twitter. Much to their surprise, and some relief, they realised that it was not their phones that had crashed – on the contrary, the three most popular social media platforms had stopped working simultaneously. Users online started reported problems with its services late Friday at about 10:55 pm IST. Outage tracker Downdetector shows a spike in outages.
According to the site, over 34,000 people have reported facing issues on WhatsApp at the time of writing this. By the time you read this, the number is likely to have increased.
It is not known what has caused the outage, but many users across the world, including India and the United States, are posting about the outage on Twitter.
Messages are not being delivered on WhatsApp. Users are also unable to post content on Instagram. Whatsapp’s official account on Twitter has not issued a statement yet. The issue with Facebook’s application is reportedly not global; some users are experiencing trouble and others are not.
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— Soham Naskar (@SohamNaskar) March 19, 2021
— Jr Nixon (@JrNixon4) March 19, 2021
— Eeshan Bagchi (@bagchi_eeshan) March 19, 2021
After Checking Whatsapp & Instagram is Down
— Siva Harsha (@SivaHarsha_1) March 19, 2021
— Waweven (@Waweven) March 19, 2021
Situation of twitter people rn:- pic.twitter.com/WJ7ULYIXkA
— Jenny (@jennylane216) March 19, 2021
— _murag_e (@_murag_e) March 19, 2021
— Iqrar Alee Ameer (@IqrarAlee112) March 19, 2021
Me restarting my phone 100th time in last 5 minutes without knowing that Whatsapp and instagram crashed.
— Suresh Pilania (@Suresh_Pilania) March 19, 2021