If you’re having trouble sending messages on Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, it’s not just you.
Facebook and associated apps have been knocked offline for more than a few people, prompting a response by the social media company.
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
— Meta (@Meta) March 13, 2019
The event has been linked to an organised DDOS which has crippled the platform for several users.
Reports of a HUGE DDoS attack being cause of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger being down in some regions… https://t.co/RRb77sbtNB
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) March 13, 2019
The firm is currently working hard to get itself back online. If you’re suffering from this – sit tight or switch to another platform. Otherwise, there’s no action required user-side.