10 December 2020 14:49
Cut through the noise with the top M.E.N. news stories sent direct to your inbox Click here Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Three of the most popular social media apps have crashed this morning. According to Down Detector, users of the Facebook, Instagram and Messenger apps started to experience technical issues at around 9am this morning. The problems are affecting mainly users across the UK and Europe - with western Europe appearing to be the most affected. Reasons for the issues are yet to be disclosed but of those who reported the problems, 80 per cent of users said they were unable to receive messages with the remaining 20pc of users complaining that they couldn't log-in. The Manchester Evening News has contacted Facebook for comment.
Many social media users impacted by the crash shared their frustrations on Twitter - an app that unlike those previously mentioned is not owned by Facebook and seems to be functioning as normal. One social media user tweeted: "Facebook messenger being down always makes me irrationally enraged. "It's annoying cos I can occasionally receive messages but mine aren't sending. feeling incredibly left out in the group chat Another user Tweeted: "Facebook Messenger is down, so I visit my Instagram but damn it's down also, so now I'm stuck here. And one added: "#facebookdown no way to procrastinate anymore so now I have to work." With over 2.7 billion monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2020, Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide. The Manchester Evening News tried to access Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and experienced no problems. But complaints on social media are still pouring in.