Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down as outage hits for hours
"We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have all been down due to an outage that has lasted hours.
The outage seems to be currently impacting various different countries including Ireland, the UK and the US, however, the cause of the outage is currently unknown.
Everything seemed to stop working and become inaccessible for users at roughly 5pm, with a Facebook spokesperson confirming that the company are "working to get things back to normal".
Andy Stone said on Twitter on Monday that they are "aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products."
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.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) October 4, 2021
"We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience," he added.
The Instagram website and application are both currently displaying a "Server Error" message, meanwhile, Facebook is displaying a "Sorry, something went wrong" message to users who attempt to access the site.
And like every time this happens, the world has turned to Twitter, and some of the tweets are just gas.
One person wrote: "This happens when someone flirts with Mark Zuckerberg daughter on WhatsApp."
People who have birthday on 5th October waiting outside Mark Zuckerberg's House : pic.twitter.com/8dQtBn217R
— Shibhhuu (@shibhhuu) October 4, 2021
hello literally everyone
— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook influencers waiting Mark Zuckerberg to restore their apps pic.twitter.com/UDq7pCcJDD
— JEY 🇺🇸 (@mmoaNkoaa) October 4, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg trying to fix the WhatsApp Issue pic.twitter.com/pDwNedlfUI
— J!MMY (@Kafangih) October 4, 2021
Another said: "Have you tried turning it off and back on again Mark?"
While Twitter itself just simply said: "Hello literally everyone."