BT, EE, Virgin Media and TINDER are down after mass Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram outage

BT, EE, Virgin Media and Tinder are all down after the mass social media outage.

WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram have gone down for millions of users in a massive global outage.

Problems with the services, which are all owned by Facebook, began around 4.45pm today, according to online outage trackers.

Now stressed Brits have reported problems with their internet providers – as well as with dating app Tinder.

One person said: "Unreal WhatsApp, Instagram and now BT WiFi is down."

Another wrote: "Not only is Facebook WhatsApp and Instagram down but so is BT no Internet."

The official BT account replied to the tweet saying: "We’re aware of reports that social media users worldwide are experiencing issues across many social media platforms. This may affect other sites as well."

Another person wrote: "Twitter has it uses… Biggest one being coming on here to check you're not the only one to notice your social platforms all down at once. Instagram down, Facebook is down, WhatsApp down EE sort out your network!!"

Website Down Detector showed issues with BT, EE and Virgin Media had been reported by thousands.

Virgin Media tweeted in response to a customer reporting issues: "Thank you for letting me know, we do seem to have a wide spread issue at the moment."

Google, Amazon, Spectrum, Verizon, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, Apple, Telegram, and Cricket Wireless were also reporting outages. It's not immediately clear if all of these tech issues are connected.

Tinder was also reported to be experiencing issues, Downdetector reported, leaving singletons in the lurch, while Twitter users were also apparently affected.

Many people were unable to access the smartphone apps and websites of the hugely popular services. Gmail outages were also reported.

Those attempting to open the sites on a desktop are reportingly being met with a black, white page and a message that reads "500 server error."

The iOS and Android versions of the Instagram and Facebook apps will open but will not load users' feeds or show them new content.

There have also been reports of problems with Pokemon Go made by users, with issues seeming to start from tonight.

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