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Three of the biggest social media and messaging platforms are offline this evening
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have been down for several hours – with users across the globe experiencing issues on the social media platforms.
The platforms confirmed on Twitter they are aware of issues and are working to resolve them – but all three remained down at gone 9pm on Monday.
But fear not – InYourArea can fill the void while the tech giants, all part of the Facebook group – get things sorted. Feel free to use the comments thread on the bottom of this article as a place to talk, or get chatting about your local neighbourhood by starting a post of your own in your InYourArea live feed.
According to web service monitoring platform DownDetector, thousands of people reported outages before 5pm.
Data on its website showed that almost 50,000 people had reported the outages on Facebook.
Most complaints cited issues with the website (72%), while others were linked to issues with the server connection and the app.
Moe than 75,000 had complained about WhatsApp, with 43% reporting issues with the app itself, while 28% cited the server connection and 28% relating to sending messages.
More than 30,000 Instagram users also had similar complaints, with 51% relating to the app, 26% over the server connection and 23% citing the website.
The official Twitter account humorously tweeted: “Hello literally everyone.”
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