Twitter has a field day as Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp face global outage
The over 10-hour long global outage faced by Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp seems to be over. At around 10 pm on July 3, 2019, Facebook and Instagram acknowledged that people around the world were facing problems while uploading or sending images, videos and other files on these apps and platforms.
Ironically, Facebook and Instagram took to Twitter to inform users of the technical issues with the platforms. As per media reports and tweets from around the world, the outage was widespread, encompassing Europe, the US and Africa. India, too, wasn’t spared; while users could access the WhatsApp chat interface as well as Instagram posts and stories, they were unable to transfer any form of media – both audio and images.
Both Facebook and Instagram have now tweeted that “The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone”.
Meanwhile, Twitter witnessed heightened activity as people used the platform to resume their social media presence and also saw an explosion of humourous tweets, gifs and images depicting the plight of a world without their favourite social media platforms.