Update 19 Mar 2021 23:38 IST: Instagram and other apps are now working fine.
Instagram is currently facing downtime and users from all around the world are reporting Instagram Server Down on Twitter. Some users are also facing downtime on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
The Instagram app is showing “couldn’t refresh feed”. and the Instagram website is giving 5xx Server Error.
Server Down: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp users facing global outage
It’s not just you: Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all currently down for users around the world. We’re seeing error messages on all three services across iOS applications as well as on the web. Users are being greeted with error messages such as: “Sorry, something went wrong,” “5xx Server Error,” and more.
The outage is affecting every Facebook-owned platform, according to data on Downdetector and Twitter. This includes Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. The outages appear to have started around 9:00 pm IST and all of those services remain inaccessible.
The outages quickly started trending on Twitter as users flocked to the competing social network to check to see if other users were affected by the downtime. Humorously, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” is also trending on Twitter as the company battles continued pushback against the effects its platforms have on younger users.
While some Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outages only affect certain geographic regions, the services are down worldwide today. This includes the United States, the UK, Brazil, Kuwait, and more.
The outage is also affecting platforms and services that use Facebook login. Niantic, the creator of Pokémon GO, says that it is “looking into reports of errors associated with Facebook login, and will update here once we have more information.”
Facebook has not yet publicly commented on the ongoing outages affecting all of its services. We’ll be sure to update this story as we learn more. The issue appears to be related to some sort of DNS problem affecting Facebook servers.
Being a Drummer, I Want To Express My Music: Vishal Mehta
“Euphoria’s Drummer talks about independent music and releasing songs on the digital media”.
Vishal Mehta, Delhi based musician and drummer of India’s biggest Indie pop band “Euphoria”, says that he also wants to play, express, and discover his own music & style as a drummer.
He composes, collaborates, and also plays his own music on stage as and when he gets a chance.
“Somehow, it’s not possible to get to play my own music as often as I wish, since it’s not mainstream music” – says Vishal Mehta.
He says, “I remember, in 2015, when I started writing and composing my first album “ALONE”. Being a drummer, it took me 2 years to compose, write, co-produce and then finally release it on 25 July 2017. It was a very big milestone for me. The experience has been exhilarating as I gained a lot of knowledge & learning and also had a chance to collaborate with various musicians. All the artists I’ve collaborated with, have been people who inspired me in every sense and gave me an unforgettable journey while recording & releasing “ALONE”. It still feels like a dream.”
The album features 7 songs and the artists who played the songs are Nabam Takar (Guitars), Bharti Gupta (Vocals), Deepak Aggarwal (Bass), Anil Chawla (Keys) to name a few, and Vishal on drums.
Then, again in 2019, he came up with another single – GUFTAGU featuring Aishwarya Anand (Vocals), Ashish (Guitar), Deepak (Bass), and Vishal on Drums.
He says, “When you do perform your own music as a solo artist, it becomes the definite medium through which you present your own songs and it becomes important to you. Also, the very important aspect here is that the music; either an album or single is not literally coming from a composer/writer, but a drummer. So, the entire perspective is different. This created a lot of enthusiasm and inquisitiveness in people who wanted to see how a drummer (musician) could come up with his own music and can also acknowledge his/her music.
Vishal says, “Having released both, an Album (ALONE) & Single (GUFTAGU), on the digital platform, I feel that this medium is really a blessing for independent artists and as satisfying as it can be. Though, the problem now was how to release my album/song as I did not have the support of being backed up by any big company or, so to say! So I did release my album & single… both under the label “Vishal Mehta Live” and in a way it did work for me”.
“Vishal Mehta Live” is now the name of his own set up too which he plays for.
He also shares, “I strongly feel, digital media is the very important medium which helps us to reach out to fans and helps independent artists gain popularity. Due to all this, I now proudly share, that I am coming out with my Second EP/ALBUM – “ONLY YOU”, in January 2021.
I collaborated with three important artists in this coming album, Ashok Roy who is also a dear friend & a bass player from Bombay, Peter Szendőfi – Master Drummer from Hungary, Budapest, and last but not least Nilanjana from Calcutta who sang the whole album. I would like to thank everyone for listening to my music and for their patronage.
Carryminati is in top 100 YouTube Channels in the world and Biggest in India
India’s biggest YouTube channel Carryminati is now one of the top 100 YouTube channels in the world. The actual name of this star Youtuber is Ajey Nagar and he hails from Faridabad, Haryana. He began his YouTube career in 2010 with the channel name ‘Stealth Fearzz’.
In the beginning, he used to post recorded gaming video alongside some football stunts and instructional exercises. Afterward, he took an alternate course and changed his name to CarryDeol. He began posting recordings where he did Gameplay roast videos in the voice of Bollywood star Sunny Deol. At long last, his channel supposedly got pace after he focused on India’s most darling YouTuber, BB Ki Vines, otherwise known as Bhuvan Bam. After he posted a video named Making Money with BB Ki Vines, his channel got the hype and popularity!
Attributable to his last video named YouTube vs Tik Tok – The End, he saw a hop in his number of subscribers as the video went viral overnight. Later, the video was taken down by YouTube which led to a bitter outrage in the country, and Carry’s fans were all making rage about it. The ratings of the TikTok dropped overnight in the play store, which was confirmed as spam by the store. But in all the cacophony, the YouTuber got more recognition and fame!