WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram – all owned by Meta – have dropped out, with Twitter users jokingly calling on Elon Musk to buy out the rival company too after his $44billion takeover was completed
WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are all down leaving users unable to send messages or comment on posts.
Downdetector reports users having issues with the social media and messaging platforms across the UK.
People have jokingly called for Elon Musk to buy Meta – the company the behind the three brands – after he sealed a $44billion (£37.9 billion) takeover of rival Twitter.
Thousands of users reported issues with Facebook from around 8.30pm.
Within minutes, Instagram and WhatsApp also went down.
Birmingham City FC were among the Twitter users to post about the situation.
The team is currently playing QPR in a Championship match.
The page said: “Facebook and Instagram have gone down, but Blues are two up!”
Mike Parnell said: “WhatsApp down = check twitter
“Facebook down = check twitter
“Instagram down = check twitter
“Where do we check if twitter goes down?”
It comes after Musk dramatically fired senior executives at Twitter just moments after completing his purchase of the company.
The tech billionaire and SpaceX founder became the owner of the social media platform early on Friday, following months of drawn-out negotiations and legal wrangles.
Musk, the world’s richest man, had previously accused senior figures within the company of misleading him and investors over the number of fake accounts operating on the social media platform.
He had even been sued by Twitter when he threatened to pull out of the deal over the number of ‘bots’, before making a surprise U-turn to give it the go-ahead earlier this month.
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