On Monday night, the social networking services WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook went down in India and other areas of the world. Users using WhatsApp are not able to send or receive messages. Users on Instagram are also unable to log in and refresh their feeds. According to reports, the global outage began about 9.15 p.m. in India.
WhatsApp stated on Twitter that it is working to resolve the issue. “We’re aware that some folks are having problems with WhatsApp right now. We’re attempting to restore normalcy and will provide an update as soon as possible. It tweeted, “Thank you for your patience!”
Users in the impacted locations who attempted to access Facebook were greeted with the message: “Something went wrong. We’re working on it and will repair it as soon as possible.”
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, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger are currently experiencing outages in numerous countries; incident not tied to country-level internet interruptions or filtering,” NetBlocks, the internet’s observatory that tracks disturbances and shutdowns, tweeted.
According to Reuters, the outage tracking website Downdetector.com found more than 20,000 cases of customers reporting problems with Facebook and Instagram.