World wide panic as the social media platforms, Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram, go down.
There is global panic, today, July 3 2019, as several users of Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram are unable to use these services.
According to reports, tech giant, Facebook, acknowledged the service outage on these platforms. It has blamed these global outages on “server configurations”, as there are reports that Facebook is making moves to merge the functionalities of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook functionalities.
Recall that Instagram and WhatsApp are other social media verticals of the tech giant, Facebook, as they were acquired by Mark Zuckerberg.
At the moment the hashtags #whatsappdown #facebookdown #instagramdown are trending on Twitter.
In a tweet, Instagram said:
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.
For example on whatsApp, users are unable to download images on the messaging platform, while on Instagram users are unable to upload videos or refresh their feeds.
Although North America and Europe have the worst hit, Africa and users in Nigeria are also affected. You can imagine the resulting hullabaloo from Nigerian social media users.
The interesting thing is how Nigerians are reacting to these service outages, as most business owners and bloggers rely heavily on Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook.
Popular Instagram influencer, Tunde Ednut, has also taken to his Instagram page to complain about the social media downtime.
See what he said:
As expected Nigerians on Twitter are trolling Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp users. See some hilarious reactions below.