Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram down for users worldwide
Popular social media apps WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram went down for thousands of social media users on Friday.
Users around the globe could not access the social media apps as the sites reportedly crashed.
According to Downdetector, more than 122,000 people had reported issues accessing Instagram during the period. There had been over 23,000 reports for WhatsApp, as well as 3,000 for Facebook.
Issues were first raised by frantic users Friday afternoon, with people using Instagram online being shown a simple error message saying ‘5xx Server Error’.
According to Downdetector, more than 50 per cent of users said there was a “total black out” as they tried accessing Facebook, while 24 per cent reported having log in issues and 23 per cent couldn’t get their news feed.
Both Instagram and WhatsApp are part of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook which is said to have 2.8 billion active users.
It is the second time in just three weeks that Zuckerberg’s apps go down for thousands of people.
The social media giant did not say specify the cause of the glitches.