Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down – and users rush to Twitter

Social media users panic after WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram collapsed.

Thousands around the world are affected this afternoon.

It has got people saying they rush to Twitter to find out what’s going on.

Instagram and WhatsApp are both owned by Facebook.

More than 125,000 people have reported problems accessing Instagram in the past 24 hours, according to Downdetector.

There were over 26,000 reports of problems with Whatsapp and 3,000 with Facebook.

The Facebook Messenger app also appears to have been affected by more than 5,500 reports.

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