WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram down as users left without working apps

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Popular social media apps WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook are all down.

Thousands of users have reported outages on DownDetector in the last half hour, including more than 20,000 Instagram users.

Approximately 77% of Instagram users reported not being able to access their newsfeed.

And on WhatsApp, a shocking 89% of users are struggling to get a connection while 9% have been unable to send or receive messages.

Users reported seeing a "connecting" message displayed at the top of their screen as they tried to load conversations on the instant messaging app.

Meanwhile 5,000 Facebook users reported an outage at 5.32pm, with 62% now saying they're suffering a "total blackout".

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The problems are being reported from areas all over the UK.

All three wildly popular social media apps are owned by Facebook.

With Twitter the only major social media app still working, the site has been flooded with hundreds of tweets joking that people have come only to check that the other apps are not working.

"Me running to Twitter to search if Instagram is down or if it’s my wifi," one user said.

"Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook users arriving to Twitter to see if their inferior apps are down," another joked.

Facebook has yet to publicly comment on what's causing the outage.

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