Mumbai: Netizens in India were shocked to find a few social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram unresponsive. Facebook is experiencing technical issues across its suit.
WhatsApp and Instagram seem to be facing technical glitches and its a buzz on Twitter. The outage appears to be global, with media reports and tweets revealing the issue is prevalent across Europe, US and Africa.
In India, while the WhatsApp chat interface and Insta posts and stories are active, transferring media— audio and images, appear to be frozen for now. The error message flashing on the screen reads, "Can't download. Please ask that it be resent to you.
Sending of files are still active, hinting that this may be some sort of a widespread server bug that is preventing individuals from downloading content shared with them.
There has been no word so far from Facebook Inc., which owns each of these apps, as to why the outage must have happened, or if that could be a cyber-attack. With no official update, there is no clarity on when might the features will be restored.