KARACHI: Social media platforms WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram are facing a world-wide outage, according to Downdetector, which offers real-time status and outage information for all kinds of services.
Downdetector showed that WhatsApp outage was reported at 8:23pm (Pakistan Standard Time) and it shot up to 17,659 complaints by 9:06pm.
The website mentioned that the Instagram outage was reported first at 7:59pm, while Facebook went down almost around the same time.
WhatsApp had last went down in March and was restored hours later, however, the reason for the outage was not officially announced by the company. Photo-sharing app Instagram had also gone down earlier this month and was stored after hours.
Taking to Twitter following the outage, WhatsApp tweeted that it is working to resolve the issue and asked users to be patient.
After WhatsApp tweeted about its outage, Facebook followed suit and tweeted:
Twitter The Boss
RIP WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram :D :D :D