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Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram down for users worldwide

Hashtags, including #FacebookDown, #whatsappdown and #instagramdown are trending globally on Twitter. 

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram down for users worldwide

Several social media platforms like Facebook, messaging app WhatsApp, and photo-sharing social network Instagram went down on Sunday for many users around the world.

As per Downdetector.com, the website which monitors site outages, showed that Facebook has been having issues since 3:58 pm IST globally.

The site also shows that Instagram users have been flagging off issues since 4:03 pm on Sunday (IST) while problems on WhatsApp have been noted since 4:28 pm.

Downdetector.com indicated that there were more than 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook at its peak, but that figure dropped to about 2,000 reports.

Facebook Inc's social networking site, Instagram and WhatsApp were inaccessible to some users on Sunday, downdetector.com, which monitors outages, showed. 

Facebook experienced one of its longest outages in March when some users around the globe faced trouble accessing Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than 24 hours.

The outage monitoring website also showed that at the peak on Sunday, there were more than 3,000 incidents of people reporting issues with WhatsApp and 7,000 with Instagram.

Downdetector.com`s live outage map showed that the issues were mainly in Europe and Asia.

Facebook garners more than 1.52 billion daily active users, according to its website. The social media platform had acquired both Instagram, in 2012, and WhatsApp, in 2014.

Soon after the users faced outage, several users took to Twitter to share their experience with hashtags like #FacebookDown, #instagramdown and #whatsappdown. The jokes too, weren't far away.

With inputs from agencies