Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp have struggled with outages today
The number of WhatsApp users that filed a complaint with Down Detector shot up to nearly 25,000 by 2pm EDT from just one a few hours before. 68% reported a problem with the connection, 29% could not send or receive messages, and 2% could not log-in. Facebook Messenger has been flagged by DownDetector after the number of people complaining soared from one at 1:09 pm to nearly over 5,000 by 2 pm EDT. 48% could not get a connection to the server, 38% could not receive messages, and 12% could not log in.
Hours after the outage first started, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp remained down
While the number of complaints has been dropping off for all three apps, the reports received by DownDetector still show user problems with Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Eventually, whatever has been causing the issue gets resolved and everyone breathes a sigh of relief. Until that happens, you could try some other social media sites (preferably one that is up and running) or you can (and this is just thinking outside the box) crack open a book!
It should be noted that all three apps are owned by Facebook.