Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down for millions of users – and some report issues with Twitter too
London, ENGLAND – October 5, 2021: 9.20am (thesun): WHATSAPP, Facebook, and Instagram have gone down for millions of users in a massive global outage, while Twitter and Gmail users were similarly affected.
Hundreds of thousands of people have reported issues with the social networking apps on the website DownDetector.
Many Americans are or were unable to access the smartphone apps and websites of the hugely popular services. Gmail outages were also reported within the past hour.
What apps were affected?
- Facebook & FB Messenger
- T-Mobile / TMBLE Metro
- Cricket Wireless
Those attempting to open the sites on a desktop are reportingly being met with a black, white page and a message that reads “500 server error.”
The iOS and Android versions of the Instagram and Facebook apps will open but will not load users’ feeds or show them new content.
WhatsApp messages are not reaching their recipients, with sent texts sitting with a clock icon next to them to indicate that they haven’t been dispatched.