WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram are temporarily shut down, as many users are left without answers as to why the platforms remain inaccessible.
It already seems like a decade to many, the over four hours unavailability of the platforms has surely stressed a lot of people.
Facebook is currently experiencing one of its longest downtime in recent history, and this has also led to the widespread unavailability of Instagram and WhatsApp.
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.
Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the problems.
Facebook’s outages happen relatively rarely but tend to be vast in their impact, not least because they affect three of the world’s biggest apps
This particular one has stressed a lot of users, as the long wait continues.
WhatsApp Messenger, or simply WhatsApp, is an American freeware, cross-platform centralized instant messaging and voice-over-IP service application. It allows users to share text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, among other contents.
The app has been integrated with many businesses globally, and this outage must have surely affected the flow of numerous businesses.