Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services experience outage Worldwide

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp services experience outage Worldwide

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing outage which has prevented some users from downloading or sending images and audio since the early hors of Wednesday.

While text seems to be working, there are complaints from users in some parts of the world that they are unable to share or download photos, videos and voice messages.

Complaints particularly came from the UK, Nigeria and South America, according to Down Detector, the outage tracking website.

Facebook, which owns the three apps, also confirmed that it was aware of the issue and was “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible”.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” it wrote on Twitter.

The reason for the outage remains, however, unknown.

Twitter, which is not known for these types of outages, is where a lot of “frustrated” users have taken to in order to register their disappointment.

Users vented their frustrations on Twitter and the hashtags #instagramdown, #facebookdown and #whatsappdown were some of the top trends on the site. Instagram was forced to issue its own statement on Twitter.

“We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible” Instagram tweeted.

According to DownDetector.com, the outages started around 8 a.m. ET, affecting users across the world.