It’s not the first time something like this has happened. We have seen Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram suffer global outage several times in past and the same happened again. On Wednesday all three social media platforms suffered service outage for hours. In fact, several users are still complaining that they are unable to use Facebook Messenger, post Instagram stories or chat on WhatsApp.
After users started complaining about the issue Facebook acknowledged it and tweeted, “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.” Some media reports suggested that the cause of the global outage could be related to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attack. But Facebook denied these reports.
Facebook assured the users who believed the service disruption could be a “cyber attack” and said that it wasn’t the case. Facebook said, “We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”
During the outage, the users could open the Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram app but couldn’t chat via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Several users also complained that they weren’t able to post stories and status. Instagram users also suffered from the same problems. After acknowledging the issue Instagram took to Twitter and posted, “We’re aware of an issue impacting people’s access to Instagram right now. We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.”
After the outage hundreds and thousands of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users started complaining about the problems they are facing. Soon after hashtags like #FacebookDown, #InstagramDown, and #Whatsapp started trending on Twitter. Not just that, users also started trolling all the three social media apps on Twitter with memes.