Social media platforms hit by media messaging outage

The prevalent social media platforms Facebook-owned apps, including WhatsApp, Instagram were malfunctioning throughout the day by media messaging ouage.

Social media platforms hit by media messaging outage

The platforms are working to resolve issues faced by users while sending media files on its social media platforms and messaging services.

According to the outage tracking website Downdetector.com more than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, while more than 7,500 and 1,600 users reported issues with Facebook and whatsapp.

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Users noticed image, audio, and video files were not able to send, while others claimed they could not see images on their feeds.

Considering the media down, Twitter tweets to highlight the problem, which seems to be preventing images and videos from loading properly. To resolve the issue soon twitter tweets for its valued users.

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Facebook also working to resolve the error as the hashtag #instagramdown began to climb up the trending list on Twitter.

The outages on Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp came as Facebook is reportedly merging the three messaging platforms. Facebook’s chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, made plans to rewrite the basic software of these apps to allow them to be interoperable.

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Facebook has more than 2.3 billion monthly active users and Instagram has 1 billion. Keeping in line, Facebook said that “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Ammara Khan
Author: Ammara Khan

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