Monday, 04 October 2021 18:49

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by outage.

Staff Reporter.

Major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday.

Outage tracker Downdetector was showing outages in heavily populated areas like Washington and Paris.

South African users have also been affected. 

Users trying to access Facebook in affected areas have been greeted with the message: "Something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can."

"We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products," Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said on Twitter.

In a tweet this evening, Whatsapp teams acknowledged the problem:

And following on from that, the team at Instagram also confirmed they were having issues.