At the time of writing, independent outage monitor Down Detector has registered almost 5,000 reports from users insisting WhatsApp is experiencing an outage. All the sites displayed a "can't be reached" message. The outage appeared to be affecting both websites and apps.
Some media outlets had branded the outage - which also affected Instagram as well as Messenger - as the biggest in Facebook's history.
While other countries are reporting an outage on Facebook, we are still able to refresh our feed and post a new status update just fine.
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One Twitter user joked that it was time to relax now that the social media sites are down: "Seems like all socials owned by Zuckie are down". Facebook had to turn to Twitter to inform users of the downtime.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are experiencing technical problems this afternoon, leaving users across the globe frustrated.