WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in what appears to be a global outage.
The three apps, all owned by Facebook, stopped working around 11:45 am AST. Other related products, such as Facebook Messenger and Workplace, have also stopped working.
According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, tens of thousands of users have been affected.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” Facebook said on Twitter. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
The error message appearing on Facebook.com read: “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”
Facebook did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Reuters and AFP news agencies on the outage.