Immigrants and frequent users went into panic mode around midday on Monday as Whats App, the world’s favorite free chat platform went down temporarily. It’s now back up
Facebook and Instagram and Messenger were also all affected in the major outage. They are also back on the air too.
The social network and the Facebook-owned platforms all stopped working around 11:30 a.m. ET Monday morning according to the site Down Detector. The outage affects nearly 7 billion users between the three platforms.
Users going to Facebook’s site saw an error page or an onscreen message that said, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”
Instagram and WhatsApp were not showing new or updated content. On Instagram, messages including “Couldn’t Refresh Feed” or “5xx Server Error” appeared.
But the company took to Twitter and 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.”
Happy. Whats App is back
Immigrants depend on What’s App to reach their loved ones around the world. They had kept their eyes glued on the news and on their phones, as they awaited the return of Whats App.
They joined millions of anxious users around the world to applaud the return of the wonderfully free Whats App.