As per a report in News18, the cause of the outage is yet to be deciphered, but many users across the world reported having faced issues with their Whatsapp and Instagram apps as they were unable to post or send messages.
And when these modes of communication were not working for several people, they resorted to memes, as usual.
1. People (including me) wondering whether their phones have crashed
Me restarting my phone 100th time in last 5 minutes without knowing that Whatsapp and instagram crashed.
— Suresh Pilania (@Suresh_Pilania) March 19, 2021
— Waweven (@Waweven) March 19, 2021
After Checking Whatsapp & Instagram is Down
— Siva Harsha (@SivaHarsha_1) March 19, 2021
2. Confused souls turning to Twitter to understand what has happened
Situation of twitter people rn:- pic.twitter.com/WJ7ULYIXkA
— Jenny (@jennylane216) March 19, 2021
— _murag_e (@_murag_e) March 19, 2021
— Jr Nixon (@JrNixon4) March 19, 2021
— C A R L O S Ⓤ (@Dalbertis21) March 19, 2021
— Eeshan Bagchi (@bagchi_eeshan) March 19, 2021
3. Other app users including the official PayTm handle taking a dig at the situation
Your Internet is fine. It's the apps.
Now you know why monopolies are a bad idea.
— Paytm (@Paytm) March 19, 2021
— Soham Naskar (@SohamNaskar) March 19, 2021
— Iqrar Alee Ameer (@IqrarAlee112) March 19, 2021
As of now, the services have appeared to be restored. Here are the tweets from the official Twitter handles of Whatsapp and Instagram post the disruption:
Thanks for your patience, that was a long 45 minutes but we are back! #WhatsAppDown
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) March 19, 2021
— Instagram (@instagram) March 19, 2021
Did you face any issues with your apps last night? Tell us.