Major outage: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down globally
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Major outage: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down globally

Major outage: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down globally

WhatsApp and Facebook took to Twitter, saying it is working to get things back to normal.

The social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger were unavailable for millions of users around the world due to a major outage. Although the reason is not known, the error message on Facebook’s webpage suggested a Domain Name System (DNS) error.

WhatsApp and Facebook took to Twitter, saying it is working to get things back to normal.

According to downdetector.com, the three social media networks appeared to be having widespread issues around 11:40 a.m. eastern time. The crowdsourced website that tracks online outages said there were more than 50,000 reports of problems with Facebook and Instagram. The outage may have affected a larger number of users.

After the outages impacted the services, users started complaining on Twitter about the disruptions.

Read: Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer to step down

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