The problems started around 17:00 UTC and have continued at least until now, according to thousands of Twitter messages and monitoring sites such as DownDetector.
Some of the services seem to be working partially. WhatsApp users are reporting that normal text-based messages can be sent normally, but messages including multimedia cannot be sent. Instagram showed just an error message on its frontpage. Also, WhatsApp calls seem to be working only for some users.
It is not known what has caused the outage, but Twitter hashtags such as #whatsappdown are trending globally.
Can txt but not send multimedia or status updates. Anybody with same prblm? #whatsappdown-- Sohail Kazi🇮🇳 (@SohailKazi02) 13. maaliskuuta 2019
Facebook itself seems to be working for most people, while WhatsApp seems to have the most serious problems.
EDIT 20:36 UTC: Sending text messages via WhatsApp and Messenger seems to be working, but sending images or videos through the services doesn't work.
Browsing Facebook seems to be working, but sharing or posting anything to Facebook seems to throw an error.
Written by: Petteri Pyyny @ 13 Mar 2019 16:22