Social media platforms, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have suddenly crashed. The social media platforms suddenly stopped working, making users not to be able to send, receive or share messages.
Currently, the platforms are still down, with over billions of users, cumulatively, being shut out of communications.
While the current cause of the crashing of the social media platforms is yet to be known, the social medial platforms are yet to come live.
Meanwhile, recently, hackers have been attacking some accounts on the social media platforms, and the platforms have on some occasions, removed accounts they believe to be those of hackers.
What you need to know:
All the three platforms, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and run on shared infrastructure.
“Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can,” a message on the Facebook website said.
WhatsApp acknowledged the outage on Twitter:
We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.The website downdetector.com, which tracks web services, also reported a sharp spike in complaints by users.
Thanks for your patience!— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) October 4, 2021
In a statement, WhatsApp acknowledges that its service is down:
We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.
Facebook’s Andy Stone:
We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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