Major social media platforms, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, are facing a worldwide stalemate, with thousands of users reporting access to them, according to DownDictor.
DownDictor showed that the WhatsApp shutdown was reported at 8:23 pm (Pakistan Standard Time) and reached 17,659 complaints by 9:06 pm.
The website said Instagram was first reported shutting down at 7:59 p.m., while Facebook went down at about the same time.
WhatsApp was last shut down in March and restored hours later, however, the company did not officially announce the reason for the shutdown. The photo-sharing app Instagram also landed earlier this month and was stored hours later.
Going to Twitter after the shutdown, WhatsApp tweeted that it was working to resolve the issue and asked users to be patient.
“We know some people are having issues with the WhatsApp right now. We’re working to get things back to normal and will post an update here as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
Facebook apologizes to users.
Following the crash of Facebook, Facebook followed suit and tweeted: “We know some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook app.
‘Instagram and friends are having a hard time’
He said, “Instagram and friends are having a bit of a hard time right now, and you’re having trouble using them. Bear with us, we’re on it! #Instagramdown,” he said.