Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have been hit with a three-hour outage which prevents some users from downloading or sending images and audio.
While text seems to be working, there are complaints from users in some parts of the world that they are unable to share or download photos, videos and voice messages.
Complaints particularly came from the UK, Nigeria and South America, according to Down Detector, the outage tracking website.
Facebook, which owns the three apps, also confirmed that it was aware of the issue and was “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible”.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” it wrote on Twitter.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #facebookdown
— Facebook (@facebook) July 3, 2019Advertisement
The reason for the outage remains, however, unknown.
Twitter, which is not known for these types of outages, is where a lot of “frustrated” users have taken to in order to register their dissapointment.
Four months ago, Facebook and Instagram endured their longest period of disruption ever, while WhatsApp experienced an outage in April.
Here is what users had to say — using all kind of memes:
Facebook messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram images are down.
ITS AN EMERGENCY. pic.twitter.com/yDTfcBDpWu
— Brook (@broook) July 3, 2019
When FB & IG are down. #instagramisdown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/YrECef0O9F
— Jay Granadosin (@JRMG83) July 3, 2019
*Images not sending on WhatsApp*
Me: *checks Wi-Fi*
disconnects from Wi-Fi
*reconnects to Wi-Fi
*checks Facebook & Instagram
*finally checks Twitter
#WhatsAppDown #FacebookDown pic.twitter.com/G2h7F8v5Lm
— Anurag yadav (@Anuragy4567) July 3, 2019
Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook wondering how they're all down yet Twitter is very much active#instagramisdown #whatsappdown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/moJES5tvk5
— Lérd Chigbo ā (@itschigbo) July 3, 2019
Whatsapp,Instagram and Facebook users wondering how to use Twitter😕😁😀😂#facebookdown #WhatsAppDown #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/kF114v3CML
— Ibrahim Khan (@realibrahimkhan) July 3, 2019
This is Twitter users when Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp is Down #instagramdown #WhatsAppDown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/T377B9Uh4P
— Syed Maaz Ahmed (@SYED_MAAZAHMED) July 3, 2019
Twitter reaction after getting all the attention when instagram, whatsapp and facebook went down😂#instagramdown#whatsappdown#facebookdown pic.twitter.com/D3eciOz9ny
— Kelvin Maina (@qeveen) July 3, 2019
What Instagram, Facebook and whatsapp employees are actually doing:#instagram #instagramdown #facebookdown #whatsappdown @instagram pic.twitter.com/ISaWihYhXH
— 𝕟𝕚𝕤𝕒 シ (@nisasstuff) July 3, 2019
WhatsApp #FacebookDown #InstagramDown
Insta user trying to reconnect Instagram for one last time. pic.twitter.com/gKSDJYmAtm
— @How Football Saved Humans (@saved_how) July 3, 2019
One of my whatsapp contact just sent me his 2go username 👤..
Welcome back home bro#instagramisdown #whatsappdown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/V5oLdlb9Aq
— ✨LegitDroid✨ (@nnokaGodswill1) July 3, 2019
All of us gays coming back to Twitter after #facebookdown #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/WsgLiBVzRq
— Sarah🌸🌿 does not tolerate michael anymore (@sarahf537) July 3, 2019
Actual footage of us trying to refresh Instagram and Facebook. #instagramdown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/0TpXjsAxQU
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) July 3, 2019
What do I do with my life now that Facebook is down? #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/Vzms19vCin
— NIGGA MAN (@Kachi_Kach22) July 3, 2019
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