Many of the major social networks and messaging apps owned by social media giant Facebook were reported down on Friday night, according to users. While Facebook has not released a statement on the issue, numerous users experienced problems with apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Facebook itself.
Website Downdetector.com, which compiles user reports of outages, showed all four apps were having issues, with a spike in the number of outages from approximately 10.38pm IST.
Downdetector's official account tweeted saying, "User reports indicate Facebook Messenger is having problems since 1:35 PM EDT."
Facebook's own tool, 'Platform status', said the Facebook platform was healthy and not experiencing any issues.
As of 11.47pm IST, Instagram and WhatsApp were reported to be coming back online.