Global Users Affected by WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook OutageGlobal Users Affected by WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Outage


Global Users Affected by WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Outage
Global Users Affected by WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Outage

WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook outage affects users worldwide


Meta Platforms’ trio of social media giants – WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram – experienced widespread outages affecting thousands of users globally on Wednesday afternoon. The disruption, initially observed just before 2 p.m. EST, reached its peak roughly half an hour later, as reported by internet tracking website

Reports of issues with Facebook and Instagram quickly followed. Meta has yet to provide an update on the cause of the outage. According to, the majority of WhatsApp users encountered difficulties with the app, particularly concerning message reception.

This incident bears resemblance to a previous mass outage on March 5th, where the same Meta-owned platforms were inaccessible for several hours. Despite speculation of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, Meta spokesperson Andy Stone attributed the outage to a technical glitch.

During the outage, users turned to alternative platforms to seek information and share memes about the disruption. Approximately two-thirds of Instagram users experienced app-related problems, while nearly a third faced difficulties accessing their feeds. Similarly, around 60% of Facebook users encountered issues with the app, 29% with the website, and 12% reported login troubles.

By 4:12 p.m. EST, the number of affected users dwindled to the hundreds for WhatsApp and Facebook, though Instagram continued to show thousands experiencing difficulties accessing the platform.

By Zain Kirmani

Zain Hassan is a passionate writer and expert in the realms of cybersecurity and ethical hacking. With a keen interest in technology from a young age, Zain's journey into the world of cybersecurity began with an insatiable curiosity about how systems worked and a desire to understand the intricacies of digital security.

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