Twitter reacts to Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp outages
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Hundreds of social media users reported issues with the Instagram and Messenger apps on Wednesday. There has been a major spike in reports according to a site monitoring the performance of websites, apps and other digital platforms. Instagram users took to Twitter to share their frustration at the issues, which was impacting messaging functionality for many. But when exactly will the problem be fixed?
According to website DownDetector, several social media users reported issues with Instagram beginning after 6pm on Wednesday, November 3.
The site revealed 3,512 reports of outages had been reported as of 6.28pm.
Most of the problems were reported on the app (54 percent) – while the website and server connection were hailed as issues in 24 and 22 percent of cases respectively.
The live outage map from the platform revealed concentrations of reports in cities such as London, Birmingham and Dublin – but other reports coming from across Britain generally.
One Twitter user @taehyungie_shi tweeted: “Dms aint loading And its getting horrible now Literally few days ago this app was down and again today #instagramdownagain #instagramdown #Instagram”.
@thelifeoftati wrote: “Instagram dms are down but are we really surprised it happened?”
Another user, @commondramaa added: “Everyone coming to twitter to see if instagram dms are down for everyone else #instagramdown”.
@RealitySteve tweeted: “This whole “failing to load earlier messages” red flag I keep getting on my Instagram DMs is preventing me from remembering what people told me. You know, as in info for Clayton’s final four. Welp, fix your s**t IG. People want their spoilers!”
The latest outage comes after two outages on Facebook and Instagram were reported in one week during October.
The mishap also took down Whatsapp, which is owned by the social media giant Meta, which is the recently renamed Facebook company.
The outage on October 4 lasted for 6 hours but was followed days later by yet another.
According to DownDetector, which monitors the status of websites there were 17,273 reports of Instagram being down at about 7.30pm on October 8.
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The outage appears to be worldwide, impacting several countries including Mexico, Australia and several nations across Europe.
Instagram and Facebook users can bypass the outage by using the platform’s online site.
However, Messenger is still down both for the app and online formats.
Most of the issues reported so far have concerned Instagram, followed by Facebook and then Messenger according to DownDetector.
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