Update: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp appear to be working again. But this is the second time popular social media and messenger services have stopped serving in a month.
Can’t access your Facebook feed today? Instagram photos not loading? Whatsapp messages will not go through? You are not alone Not all Facebook owned apps are available to the billions of users today. We found the lights to go out for about 20 minutes according to our tests and the complaints of others, mostly via Twitter.
⚠️ Is there anyone else? Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are not available for me.I̵7;ll be tweeting about the restock from here while Twitter is still around, but I plan on hosting a Q&A about Instagram Stories tonight (there are Lots of questions) https://t.co/GPPm6DUZSt April 8, 2021
“Sorry, something went wrong, please try again,” the Instagram app says whenever we try to access any part of the app. At this time we can refresh our photo and video feed and not be able to send messages.
WhatsApp is similar with its icon. “Connecting” and the circle is near the top, and we encountered the same kind of issue in the Facebook Messenger app. The message did not go to our contacts for about half an hour. WhatsApp messages have finally passed but the app is still having problems connecting.
Facebook has not yet commented on the issue. But in the past, there has been a similar problem seeing all of these services stop working at the same time.
TechRadar has asked Facebook to comment on what happened. But we still haven’t received a reply. However, without Facebook providing official comment, we have not yet confirmed why the service is down or how many billions of users have been affected.
We will continue to investigate the services owned by Facebook that do not seem to be down any more in the event that your messages stop working again.