Facebook-owned social services, platforms, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have shut down.
According to data from website monitoring service Downdetector, all the three services have seen a massive spike in issues in the last one hour.
WhatsApp confirmed users are facing issues with the service, adding they are working on rectifying the issues.
The message reads: “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!”
Going by the tweets about WhatsApp on Twitter, it would seem that the outage is widespread and has impacted a large number of users as users from several parts of the world are reporting issues in sending and receiving messages, suggesting that it is not limited to a specific part of the world.