Facebook down including WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram even Oculus VR, experienced a significant outage Monday morning.
With the massive outage of Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, users move towards Twitter to get the latest news. The hashtags #facebookdown and # Instagramdown is currently trending on tweeter. Many Twitter users are also trolling other platforms in this global outage.
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hello literally everyone— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
A tweet was received from the official Twitter Account,” Hello literally everyone”. Which is a reference used by Twitter to troll other apps and also to welcome users that are moving to Twitter for any news.
Facebook app Outage Report
According to down Detectors, millions of users around the globe reported this outage. Whatsapp website showing 5xx server error while Facebook is just showing that ” something went wrong.” For now, Facebook hasn’t written any cause of “why is Facebook down today” but a tweet was received from Facebook showing they are trying to resolve this error.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.— Facebook App (@facebookapp) October 4, 2021
Facebook went down suddenly in CNBC, where Antigone Davis was live and defended the Facebook whistleblower’s accusations and how it stores the research data. Day after the whistleblower went public, the FB inc services reported a significant outage according to the down detector ( A website measuring the web activities and monitor traffic)
Downdetector Report Major Outage
According to the down detector, the Facebook outage was reported on October 4th, 2021, at 8:42 PM based on 78,391 reports. Most users were disturbed and checking their internet connection and mobile phones, but the fact was that the backend server was down.
Even the Oculus VR users reported that browsing is ok, but social media features like uploading pictures and other social media interactions are down.
The same report was launched by WhatsApp on Twitter, reporting, “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!”.
Is the DDOS attack causing Facebook’s servers to go down?
So, what causes facebook down ?, the most probable assumption is the DDOS attack, but the briankrebs said, “Instagram and WhatsApp are both having downtime right now. Lots of speculation about DDoS, but there’s nothing to bear that out at the moment. A most likely explanation is something went wrong with DNS. https://twitter.com/InstagramComms/status/1445062531932835841“
We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) October 4, 2021
Thanks for your patience!
Is the Facebook Still Down?
Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram were not operational, and only one report was featured: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”,
Facebook and other FB inc services are back on and working perfectly fine, Congrats! – Reported 5th October.
Last Updated on November 18, 2022