Instagram and WhatsApp Down Again! Why Do Meta Apps Crash Every Month?

Another day another buzz, this time it’s WhatsApp down! Meta-owned WhatsApp and Instagram were not working last night. Both these popular messaging and social media platforms experienced downtime at around 11.45 pm on April 3, which lasted until 2 am.

According to the Downdetector website, there was an issue with logging into WhatsApp Web and the WhatsApp app. Users received a message saying “Service is currently unavailable” upon attempting to log in.

WhatsApp Down: Meta Updated on X

WhatsApp confirmed the outage by posting on social media platform X, acknowledging that some users were experiencing difficulties. They assured users that they were actively working to resolve the issue and restore service as quickly as possible. By around 1 am, WhatsApp and Instagram had started functioning again.

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This is not the first time that Instagram and WhatsApp have experienced downtime. In March of this year, Instagram and Facebook also encountered similar issues. This marks the second instance of downtime for Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp within the past month. During previous outages, many users reported being automatically logged out of their Instagram and Facebook accounts.

As of now, no information has been provided regarding the cause of the downtime for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook. It’s worth noting that these platforms have a vast user base worldwide. All three apps are owned by Meta, whose CEO is Mark Zuckerberg. Currently, Meta boasts approximately 3.19 billion daily active users globally.

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