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Trouble In Metaverse: WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Meltdown Makes Users Moan On X

While Facebook and Instagram remained silent, WhatsApp released a statement acknowledging the issues and promising to work "on getting things back to 100% for everyone as quickly as possible.
 Trouble In Metaverse: WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Meltdown Makes Users Moan On X

Trouble in Metaverse?

Meta, the tech behemoth behind Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has been hit by a massive technical meltdown, leaving thousands of users across the globe in a state of digital purgatory.

The outages, which began around 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, have been reported by a staggering number of users worldwide. According to DownDetector, a website that monitors service disruptions, approximately 12,000 incidents were reported by U.S. users alone. The situation was no better abroad, with over 20,000 users in India, 46,000 in the United Kingdom, and 42,000 in Brazil expressing their frustration.

As news of the outage spread, social media users took to X, (formerly Twitter) to voice their anger and dismay and, in some cases, their amusement. “Everyone is running to Twitter X as in an earthquake when #WhatsApp goes down!” quipped one user. “People rushing to Twitter X if #WhatsApp is down,” said another.

While Meta’s platforms have experienced outages in the past, this particular incident has sent shockwaves through the digital landscape, leaving users adrift in a sea of uncertainty and boredom.

While Facebook and Instagram remained silent, WhatsApp released a statement acknowledging the issues and promising to work “on getting things back to 100% for everyone as quickly as possible.”

The Meta meltdown comes on the heels of a significant workforce reduction announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2022. In a letter to employees, Zuckerberg stated that the company was “reducing the size of our team by about 13% and letting more than 11,000 of our talented employees go.” He also expressed confidence that Meta would “come out of this downturn stronger and more resilient than ever.”

Till then, users will have to find alternative means of sharing their daily musings, viral memes, and carefully curated brunch photos – perhaps by reverting to the ancient art of face-to-face communication or, even more unthinkable, picking up a book.

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