New Delhi: WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook went down in several parts for the world, users reported on Monday evening.
All three apps are owned by Facebook and run on shared infrastructure. “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.
The message suggested a Domain Name System (DNS) error. DNS allows web addresses to take users to their destinations. A similar outage at cloud company Akamai Technologies Inc took down multiple websites in July. WhatsApp acknowledged the outage on Twitter: Users posted messages on Twitter saying the popular social networking and communication platforms were inaccessible from around 9 pm Indian time.
The website downdetector.com, which tracks web services, also showed there were more than 50,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram. The outage might be affecting a larger number of users.
The social-media giant’s instant messaging platform WhatsApp was also down for over 22,000 users, while Messenger was down for nearly 3,000 users.
WhatsApp was also trending on Twitter Inc, with more than 850,000 tweets. (Agencies)