WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Suffer Glitch Media Download Down
Had you faced trouble in downloading and sharing photos, videos, and other data on WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram last night? You were not alone. The same issue was faced my endless users all across the globe. Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were facing technical glitch all across the world. Thankfully, Facebook has resolved the issue and now all these social media platforms are working fine for all users.
In an official statement, Facebook posted, “Some people and businesses experienced trouble uploading or sending images, videos, and other files on our apps and platforms. This technical glitch has been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
There was a problem with Facebook servers, which power all three services, including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. However, neither Facebook nor WhatsApp officially said anything about this technical glitch earlier when the issue was experienced; detectors noticed a spike in complaints from users.
Earlier in March, the same problem was experienced. All three services had suffered downtime. The technical glitch lasted for hours. At that time, not many issues were reported by Indian WhatsApp users as it happened early in the morning when most users in India were sleeping. Acknowledging the issue, Facebook posted at that time, “As a result of a server configuration change, many users have experienced trouble in accessing our apps and services. We have now resolved the issue and our systems are working smoothly. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.”
Earlier in June, something similar technical glitch was faced by Instagram users. Some users said they were not able to access their Instagram account, while others reported that the platform was not leading feeds. Some users also said that they could not make any searches. At that time, Instagram displayed a “5xx server error” message. The issue got resolved after an hour.
Recently, social media technical glitch was faced in a number of regions, including India, South America, Africa, and Europe. According to down detectors, all these social media platforms, owned by Facebook, are facing outage globally. The majority of users have used the platform called Twitter to report that they have been unable to upload and download any media. Hashtags like #FacebookDown, #InstagramDown and #WhatsAppDown are recently trending on Twitter.
About the Outages
The outages were reported globally. However, the reports of outages in social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were noticed around 8 pm in India. Many users of social media applications reported the issue that they are not able to see thumbnail images of posts and more.
About WhatsApp Glitches
Some users reported that they are unable to download and send images, videos, and other data to their contacts. “Download Failed: Can’t download. Please ask that it be resent to you.” says the message when users tried to send or download images on WhatsApp.
Most Reported Problem with WhatsApp
- Sending or receiving messages (73%)
- Connection (25%)
- Log-in (1%)
About Instagram Glitches
On the other hand, the Feeds and Stories section on Instagram was unable to load new images. It was showing users old posts only. While refreshing, users got the message, “Image may contain: one or more people, could, sky, outdoor and closeup.” Increase Instagram followers Important tip to follow.
Technical Glitch with Twitter’s Direct Message
Apart from all these, Twitter had also reported certain Facebook technical glitch with Direct Message or DM feature on the micro-blogging platform. Addressing the issue, Twitter posted on its official handle, “We are currently having some issue with Direct Message delivery and notification. We are working on a fix and will follow up as soon as we have an update for you. Apologies for the inconvenience”.
According to the outage tracking website, it has been noticed that more than 14,000 users reported issues with Instagram, whereas more than 7,500 users reported issues with Facebook and 1,600 users reported issues with WhatsApp. Now, this technical glitch has been resolved successfully and users have been using their social media platforms, including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram without facing any trouble. Things are back to normal now!