Some might be spiralling down something of a digital tailspin right now, after Facebook – as well it’s messaging platform Messenger – Instagram, and WhatsApp servers all crashed simultaneously on Monday afternoon, but Twitter has earned a rapturous round of applause tonight, with the social media site standing alone as the only operational platform for its competitors to post updates on the unfolding digital crisis.
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have been down for just over 90 minutes, and the communications departments from each of the digital giants – all property of the Facebook, Inc holding company – have conceded that they haven’t quite gotten to grips with the server crash.
WhatsApp ‘working to resolve crash’
Via it’s Twitter account, WhatApp said that they are working hard to resolve the issue that is currently preventing millions of users from communicating with friends, families and colleagues:
“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!”
Instagram Comms tweeted that they are having some trouble themselves, also failing to explain the cause of the crash:
“Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it!”
Facebook apologise for site crash
Facebook’s spokesperson Andy Stone also turned to Twitter to communicate the challenges facing the social media empire’s founding platform.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” he said.
Our advice, folks? Enjoy this period of rare digital silence for as long as it lasts, run a bath, pour a scotch, and appreciate the absence of all the chaos and noise that the social media giants force upon into daily lives.