WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram down for thousands of users on Friday

WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram fell for thousands of users on Friday

Facebook Inc said on Friday that its services were being affected by a number of problems, after nearly a million people worldwide reported problems with its Instagram photo-sharing app.

“Several teams are working on that (the outage), and we’ll update it when we can,” Facebook’s gaming unit said in a tweet.

Several users took to Twitter to complain about the outage, with #whatsappoutage trending in many countries, including India.

The outage-tracking website Downdetector.com showed that there were almost 1 million incidents of people reporting problems with Instagram, while almost 20,000 users posted about problems with WhatsApp on the website.

Downdetector tracks outages by collecting status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outages may be affecting a larger number of users.