BREAKING: Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram down

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Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram are all down

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have shut down unexpectedly in a major outage.

The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – stopped working shortly before 5pm. Other related products, such as Facebook Messenger and Workplace, have also stopped working.

At time of this report, it is unclear what has caused the issue although the company has suffered outages before.

Few minutes ago, Whatsapp posted on its Twitter handle: “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with Whatsapp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!”

In June and April this year, the social media giant’s platforms unexpectedly went down due to a “network configuration issue”.