Social media apps crash for frustrated users around the world -Newsday Zimbabwe

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It’s unclear what caused the issue, although it has disrupted all Facebook-owned platforms, including gaming website Oculus Virtual Reality.

These are some of the most popular social media apps in the world, but it seems that Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger have all crashed.

According to DownDetector, the issues began around 4:44 p.m. BST (11:44 a.m. ET) and are affecting all users of social platforms globally.

The three social media services, all owned by Facebook, run on shared backbone infrastructure, and other Facebook-owned services are also down, including Facebook Workplace and the Oculus website.

We are aware that some people are currently having issues with WhatsApp. We are working to get things back to normal and will post an update here as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience!

– whatsapp whatsapp) October 4, 2021

Shortly after the first report was published, the hashtag #facebookdown was trending on Twitter, with users around the world reporting problems logging in.

On Twitter, Facebook communications manager Andy Stone said he knows some people are having trouble accessing Facebook apps and products.

“We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” the executive said in a tweet.

The hashtag #instagramisdown and WhatsApp were also trending on Twitter, with a number of users saying they checked their internet connection when they couldn’t access Facebook.

Me: WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are down.

Teacher: That’s where Twitter comes in pic.twitter.com/A9h3uVhfcn

— KrYs_🇨🇳🇰🇪🇹🇿 (@chreztoph) October 4, 2021

Whenever Facebook and Instagram are down, it draws people to Twitter, with one user sharing a Homer Simpson meme jumping from his house to Moe’s bar, with the Twitter logo above the door.

me after realizing whatsapp, instagram and facebook are down for everyone 😋 pic.twitter.com/4uk7wHDxMv

— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) October 4, 2021

There were several jokes along the same lines, including one showing a speed race and the caption: “My friends and I are running on Twitter to see if fb, whatsapp and insta are down.”

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger are all owned by Facebook.

We are aware that some people have difficulty accessing our applications and products. We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience.

-FacebookFacebook) October 4, 2021

It’s unclear what caused the issue, although it has disrupted all Facebook-owned platforms, including gaming website Oculus Virtual Reality.

NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages, tweeted: “Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger are currently experiencing outages in multiple countries.”

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook are all down. People are on Twitter to check if they are down or not.

Waiting for those who are not on Twitter!🤦🏼‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/AWEKnc47ri

— Kunal Yadav (@kunalyadav1098) October 4, 2021

Adding that “the incident is not related to disruptions or internet filtering at the country level”.

everyone heads to twitter when instagram and facebook are down pic.twitter.com/SADm4o2WlI

— Cloud9ineDreams🌻 (@Cloud9ineDreams) October 4, 2021

When you try to visit Instagram using a desktop web browser, it gives up a “5xx server error” and Facebook just says “this site can’t be reached”.

The last major outage of Facebook platforms was in June 2021, when people in the United States, Morocco, Mexico and Brazil all reported being unable to log in. – Daily Mail

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