Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 25 April 2019

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram down around the world

Users are facing problems with all three social networks

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram are down around the world. Ritchie B Tongo / EPA
Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram are down around the world. Ritchie B Tongo / EPA

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing technical problems this afternoon, leaving users across the globe frustrated.

Thousands of users of the social networking sites, which are all owned by Facebook, have been experiencing problems since around 2pm UAE, according to software which monitors the sites.

Those trying to log in to Facebook are being met with a message to say the site cannot be reached, while WhatsApp messages are either not sending, or delivering with a long delay.

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram are all suffering technical difficulties. Downdetector.co.uk
Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram are all suffering technical difficulties. Downdetector.co.uk

Facebook is yet to comment on the outage.

In the UAE, Du and Virgin Mobile users seem to be worse affected, while Etisalat customers are reporting patchy service.

Frustrated users have since taken to Twitter – their remaining social network – to report their problems, and naturally, the memes have started.

From people thanking Mark Zuckerberg for the great service:

To people reincarnating last week’s internet sensation:

According to UK-based site downdetector.co.uk, which has received more than 100 complaints, the problems are worldwide.

UAE-based Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp users have reported network-specific issues on Twitter:

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Updated: April 14, 2019 04:02 PM

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