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, 2019
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
— 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
— Anurag yadav (@Anuragy4567) July 3, 2019
— Lérd Chigbo ā (@itschigbo) July 3, 2019
— Ibrahim Khan (@realibrahimkhan) July 3, 2019
— Syed Maaz Ahmed (@SYED_MAAZAHMED) July 3, 2019
— Kelvin Maina (@qeveen) July 3, 2019
— 𝕟𝕚𝕤𝕒 シ (@nisasstuff) July 3, 2019
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 👤..
— ✨LegitDroid✨ (@nnokaGodswill1) July 3, 2019
— Sarah🌸🌿 does not tolerate michael anymore (@sarahf537) July 3, 2019
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) July 3, 2019
— NIGGA MAN (@Kachi_Kach22) July 3, 2019
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