Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram down: Users hit with second major outage this year

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users report issues

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Social media users are reporting a 505 error message on Facebook, while independent tracking website Down Detector has been flooded with reports. However, this is not the first time this year that all three giants have been down. In March, all three were down with most users reporting issues of connection, sending or receiving messages, while two percent of reports were of people unable to log-in.

Down Detector showed issues with all the apps globally, while Twitter users from all over the world complained of the outage.

More than 125,000 users reported issues with Instagram, which showed the message ‘5xx Server Error’.

More than 70,000 users reported issues with Whatsapp, with messages simply showing as unable to send.

Hashtags #InstagramDown and #Whatsapp

also trended in a number of countries.

The problem lasted for around two hours, and it is unclear what caused the issue.

This time, it is still unclear what is causing the major problem, but all three platforms have released statements confirming they are working to resolve it.

WhatsApp said: “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatApp at the moment.

We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.

“Thanks for your patience!”

Facebook added: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook app.

“We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologise for any inconvenience.”

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Instagram said: “Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them.

“Bear with us, we’re on it!”

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