Ground Report | New Delhi: Why WhatsApp is down; Social media platforms WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram, were suddenly down across the world. Millions of people use WhatsApp and Facebook every second. That is why there was a lot of discussion about it on other social media platforms like Twitter. All these three social media platforms were down worldwide.
According to The Verge, the issue is likely related to a DNS issue. Even though the downing of WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram were not less than a problem for crores of people, but there were some people who were seen having fun on Twitter about it. A lot of memes were also shared. Users said that people are now coming to Twitter to get information about WhatsApp and Facebook.
Several users have taken to Twitter to report an outage on these platforms. At the time of writing this article, all three services were showing an error that is refreshing. While WhatsApp isn’t sending or receiving messages, Instagram shows “couldn’t refresh the feed.” Similarly, the Facebook page takes forever to load.
According to DownDetector, social media giants Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are in a global outage. Social media users trying to access Facebook received a message that read: “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on this and will fix it as soon as possible.”
In a leaked transcript published in The Verge in 2019, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg noted that such outages are a “big deal”. Any problems can often lead people to start using competitors instead, and noted that it can take “months” to win back trust and get people back on Facebook’s platform — if they do come back.