WhatsApp, Facebook services down for users


KARACHI: Facebook Inc’s platforms including WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram were down for thousands of users on Friday.

According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, there were more than 1.2 million incidents of people reporting issues with Instagram, while over 23,000 users posted about issues with WhatsApp on the website. Facebook Messenger seems to be affected as well, with more than 5,000 reports of problems on DownDetector.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outages might be affecting a larger number of users.

Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment. The Facebook Gaming Twitter account acknowledged that “there are a number of issues currently affecting Facebook products, including gaming streams.” The account said multiple teams are working on the issue.

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