[Update: It’s Coming Back, Sorry] Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all down

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techno.rentetan.com – On Monday, Facebook’s big outage knocked off all of its applications, including Instagram and WhatsApp.

5:45 p.m. ET Update: Well, it appears that Facebook is beginning to show signs of life again—six hours after its servers went down. The company’s status website is now operational, however each of the listed products is said to be experiencing “severe interruptions.” In the meantime, Cloudflare claims to have fixed some of the backend issues that caused the outage in the first place.

Some people reading this will certainly be delighted to get their platforms back, but for the rest of us, it’s simply a reminder that, like it or not, we’re all stuck with Facebook.

The original story may be found below.

All of Facebook’s platforms—Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp—are experiencing inexplicable disruptions on Monday morning, following one of the biggest PR disasters the corporation has experienced in recent years. (For further information, see the section below.)

When trying to access people’s pages on Instagram, Gizmodo was able to corroborate that the platform displayed a “couldn’t load posts” warning, whilst Facebook’s newsfeed simply failed to load. Meanwhile, DownDetector verified that WhatsApp has been suffering disruptions both in the United States and overseas, with users in Russia, Barcelona, and Trinidad claiming that their accounts have been suspended.

WhatsApp was the first to make the public announcement that something was wrong. “We’re aware that some folks are having problems using WhatsApp right now,” the firm tweeted immediately after the outages were initially reported. “We’re trying to restore normalcy and will provide an update here as soon as possible,” Facebook said on Twitter shortly after.

WhatsApp, like every other service listed below, appears to have gone down at 11:40 a.m. ET, according to DownDetector.

On Monday morning, all of Facebook’s normal mechanisms for reporting platform difficulties were likewise taken down. These include a page where third-party developers openly identify possible platform vulnerabilities as they arise, as well as a page where Facebook’s own engineers do the same. Both are currently unavailable as of this writing. So, if you’re looking to contact any of these sites, Twitter appears to be your best choice.

Facebook hasn’t said anything about what’s causing the outages or when we can expect those services to be back up and running. People in cybersecurity circles are currently pointing to a DNS (domain name service) issue as the source of the problem.

The firm has been contacted for comment. For the time being, it appears that we’ll have to leave our shitposts on Twitter.

We’ll keep you updated as we discover more about this story…