Facebook’s messaging products aren’t having the best end to the year.
After WhatsApp suffered a large outage last week, Facebook Messenger currently appears to be down for millions of users across the world. On desktop, affected users are seeing a simple “Chat is currently unavailable” on the Messenger widget, while messages are not going through on the mobile app.
Facebook’s messenger is among the handful of global products that boasts of over a billion users, so the responses on other parts of the internet has been immediate. Reactions have ranged from anger to full-blown panic.
Heyy messenger!! I need to copy notes!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeee have mercy 😭😭😭
— tepnoy 🌸 (@mariecabral5) December 5, 2017
messenger please get your shit together!!!!!!!
— yankee (@ynvaldez) December 5, 2017
omg messenger pls fix this i need to send a very important file or i'll be dead tomorrow in class
— 🐻🐻 (@taengveIvet) December 5, 2017
Users have been unable to even load their message history, whether on desktop or app.
— TuneupGeek (@TuneupGeekPH) December 5, 2017
is fb down?
I can't send any message to any frnds…..
My all chat history has gone……..
Well fb website,lite,messenger, and FB app facing same prblm
Retweet if facing same#FacebookDown #facebookdown#FacebookDownOnceAgain@facebook pic.twitter.com/oBW9r0teTz
— Ritik sharma (@ritikzdiamond) December 5, 2017
In India, OfficeChai can confirm that the service now has been down for over 30 minutes. Others have reported that the outage is even longer.
IT'S BEEN AN hour since messenger went down!! I need compensation for this!! smh
— Don't Blame Me (@repuTAYsion) December 5, 2017
The jokes, though, have begun, as people anxiously wait for one of the world’s most popular messaging services to be up and running again.
What do my grades and messenger have in common??
They’re both down 🤪
— Marty Veloso 🐢 (@martyveloso) December 5, 2017