We all know Facebook Instagram and WhatsApp are owned by Facebook and yes we are also aware that it was hit by a glitch on Wednesday that made it difficult for all of us to upload or download photos, with the cause of the problem not immediately clear.
You may have seen this error while trying to download an image from the WhatsApp:
According to downdetector, all of the three social media services owned by Facebook are facing outages globally. Many users have taken to Twitter to report that they have been unable to load any of the services.
Facebook tweeted that “we’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”
Instagram, which was bought by Facebook in 2012, also tweeted a similar explanation: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images and videos on Instagram.” It issued the same apology as Facebook.
And not only these, users of texting app WhatsApp, which was also acquired by Facebook in 2014, also reported difficulty in uploading and viewing photos.
Users of these social media platform express their anger using several hashtags. Hashtags like #instagramdown #facebookdown and #whatsapdown were trending on the site.
Later Facebook confirms that the issue has been resolved with a tweet “The issue has been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone,”
Though the Spokespeople for Facebook and Instagram did not immediately respond to request for comment on what was causing the glitch.
According to a Facebook outage map, Europe, the United States, and Brazil reported the highest level of problems using the platform. An outage map for Instagram found the problems concentrated in the same areas, with the biggest spike in the northeast states of the U.S. WhatsApp’s problems mostly hit in Europe, Brazil, India, and Venezuela, where the app is used widely for texting.
The cause of this issue appears to be unknown at this point neither Facebook nor WhatsApp has officially disclosed anything about the glitch their services are suffering though we can see that Instagram and Facebook’s Twitter teams have acknowledged the problem.
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