WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram apps had all gone down as platform users were hit with massive social media outages.
You may have panicked when met with the message “cannot refresh feed,” but don’t worry! Your phone isn’t broken, and your Wifi isn’t down. Thousands of people experienced problems with the apps due to outages.
Here’s everything you need to know about the outage, including which apps are affected…
WhatsApp is back and running
In its most recent tweet, WhatsApp said that the app is back to functioning normally again.
The tweet read, “Thank you to everyone around the world today for your patience while our teams worked diligently to restore WhatsApp. We truly appreciate you and continue to be humbled by how much people and organizations rely on our app every day.”
What does a clock mean on WhatsApp?
If you are trying to send a message on WhatsApp but are met with a clock emoji in the bottom right hand corner, you may start to become a little frustrated.
The clock icon on WhatsApp means that your message is currently unable to be sent because there is not an appropriate connection.
Usually, the clock symbol means that you do not have a strong enough internet connection for your message to be sent, but sometimes it means that the entire app is down.
Social media outage explained
Instagram and Facebook were temporarily down. The three apps are all owned by Facebook and are run on shared infrastructure.
Users who wanted to get onto Facebook were met with a message which reads: “Is Instagram down? Huge social media outage explained.”
Instagram users were also unable to refresh their feeds or view new content on the app due to the social media outage.
According to the latest updates, Instagram and Facebook are back up and running.
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