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WhatsApp down: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger down in global outage, company working on a fix

WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook services are down for the majority of users.

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.

Downdetector confirms that there are issues on WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook platforms.

Update: A Facebook spokesperson has emailed India Today Tech a statement about the outage, "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

Marcus Hutchins, a Cybersecurity expert famous on Twitter with the handle MalwareTech, has ruled out global cyber attack possibility. In a tweet, MalwareTech says, "Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp are all down due to a BGP configuration error, which means it's only a matter of time before someone tweets a pew pew map screenshot and claims it's a global cyber attack."

In a similarly worded statement, WhatsApp has taken to Twitter to acknowledge the outage, "We're aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We're working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!"


Facebook's Twitter handle has now tweeted, "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience

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