Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp Are Down Again

Looks like another major outage has hit the powerhouses of the internet. Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram are all down at the moment. All three applications are owned by Facebook and run on shared infrastructure. 

There was a significant spike in the number of reports on Downdetector around 9 AM Pacific Time. Some of the other applications that fall under the same family of applications such as Facebook Messenger have also stopped working. 

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Is it Another DNS Outage?

All these applications have stopped working just as Facebook’s Antigone Davis was live on CNBC defending Facebook’s policies. While messages are not going through and the home page is not refreshing on Instagram, Facebook’s website is displaying an error message. 

Whatsapp and Instagram are not refreshing new content, including any messages that are being sent or received while the problem continues. Although it is a very rare sight to see Facebook going down, the impact is huge. 

Facebook has not been very clear about the root cause of outages in the past. The company does not tend to elaborate on the issue even after it is fixed. For instance, when Facebook suffered its biggest outage in 2019, it said that the issue was caused during one of the company’s routine maintenance operations. 

Down Detector is clearly indicating that the problem is widespread across many countries across the world. At the moment, there is no word from Facebook about what the issue is. 

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Karandeep V

Karandeep V

Karandeep was born in Pune, Maharashtra, an upcoming metropolitan city in the Western region of India. While most members of his family are engineers, he had different ideas. He was more inclined toward exploring the non-technical aspects of a business, which is why he studied Bachelors of Business Administration at Symbiosis International University, Pune.  Having said that, his love for new and upcoming technologies remained intact, which is why he has written extensively about technology throughout his career. After a brief stint with a gaming company at the beginning of his career, he discovered that his love for writing was not temporary.  Being a tech geek, he always liked installing and playing around with new applications on his mobile devices and the home desktop. He was fascinated by how technology can simplify even the most mundane and complex tasks with just a few commands. He keeps a close eye on how businesses use different tools to streamline their operations to boost productivity and efficiency. At ToolsMetric, he writes product reviews that cover the main features and specifications of different enterprise applications. The sheer amount of innovation and hard work that goes into building these tech solutions is one of the reasons why Karandeep loves reviewing these tools. Besides product reviews, he also writes interesting news articles and blogs that track the latest developments in the tech industry.  When he is not writing, you can find him rooted to his seat playing video games, watching movies, or supporting his favorite football team. Since his childhood, he has always loved to travel and explore new places. Traveling is a major part of his life due to a myriad of reasons such as experiencing new cultures, food, and traditions. His other hobbies include playing football, cooking, and running.  You can find him on LinkedIn here.

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