It seems like a bad day for the team over at Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram as the trio are currently experiencing an outage. It is not clear exactly how long the outage has lasted although Down Detector indicated that it has been for a couple of moments.
The outage for three services would definitely be linked bearing in mind they are under one umbrella. So if you think it’s a problem with your internet or device, it most probably isn’t. It’s also not known what the cause for the crash is although we would expect an explanation from the platforms or reports.
According to Down Detector, Facebook Messenger is also a casualty. This is expected considering how heavily linked it is to Facebook and Instagram.
Update: Facebook did provide a statement saying, “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 apologize for any inconvenience.”