If notice your phone has a problem refreshing your Facebook or Instagram feed and making you wonder why the WhatsApp text you sent a few hours ago has not received a response yet, you’re not alone. All three services are facing an outage right now and are down for millions of users around the world.
Both mobile and desktop versions of these services are affected, and Facebook has acknowledged that there’s an issue and they are working on a fix. But there’s no estimated time for when these will go back to normal, and given how it’s been many hours since the three services have been down, the issue looks to be a serious one and may not be resolved for a while longer.
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.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
Whatever the case may be, you can follow Facebook’s Twitter account to find out when service is restored. We’ll update this article once there are any new developments, and in the meantime, you can check our YouTube channel to pass your time as you wait for your favorite social media apps to come back online.
WhatsApp and Facebook are back to normal
We’re now back and running at 100%.
? Thank you to everyone around the world today for your patience while our teams worked diligently to restore WhatsApp. We truly appreciate you and continue to be humbled by how much people and organizations rely on our app every day. ?
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) October 5, 2021