The trifecta of consumer-based apps owned by Facebook were down around Sunday evening as many flocked to other social media sites such as Twitter to voice their displeasure.
Heatmaps showed by DownDetector showed that Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines are among those hit by the outage when Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all went down simultaneously.
On Twitter, many were in shock over how all three sites went down simultaneously.
INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK IS DOWN AGN?? OR ISIT JUST ME
— sixplusnine15 (@xhaowenx) April 14, 2019
IG, WhatsApp and Facebook down serentak lol
— Nash yang skeptikal (@nashmahmod) April 14, 2019
— Nat Ho (@iamnatho) April 14, 2019
lmao insta whatsapp n facebook is down ily twitter
— BoonLong (@its_bl9) April 14, 2019
We’ve tried 4G or WiFi speed, it isn’t working too. If you do have any problem with the train that you are taking right now, do leave us your tweet with @mrtsginfo included
— MRT Singapore Service Information (@mrtsginfo) April 14, 2019
omg whatsapp facebook and instagram is down and the first thing i always do is to check if everyone else’s is down too on twitter
— ⬣ ⁰⁹ | 니니 🐣 (@0728nini) April 14, 2019
Facebook has yet to comment on the outage.
As of 7.45pm Singapore time, WhatsApp was able to be used in Singapore but Facebook and Instagram were still down according to checks done by Coconuts Singapore. Attempts to access Facebook using VPN through a German-based IP address were successful, though.