Facebook and its owned applications WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger are reporting loading issues worldwide due to severe outages as several users complained.
Downdetector showed there were more than 20,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram.
“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 when trying to load.
Meanwhile, the social-media giant’s instant messaging platform WhatsApp was also down for over 14,000 users, while Messenger was down for nearly 3,000 users.
“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,” a Facebook company spokesperson said.
WhatsApp too reached out to its users via Twitter to acknowledge the outage:
Further, a tweet shared by 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! #instagramdown”.
Downdetector only tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage might be affecting a larger number of users. It is normal for websites and apps to suffer outages, though one on a global scale is rare.
Later, user reports also indicated Twitter is having problems, according to Downdetector.
Shares of Facebook were down 5.45% to trade at $324.31 apiece at 1:30 pm ET, while the Twitter stock was trading 6.73% lower at $57.81.
Meanwhile, Twitter was bombarded with several memes on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram’s outage.