Reports by users showed more than 112,000 issues on Facebook’s website, while 101,000 Instagram users and 516 Whatsapp users reported problems as of 6 pm ET.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outages might be affecting a larger number of users.
(Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)