A service disruption that affected Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger has been fixed and the services are now starting to return to normal.
It appears that Facebook and all of its key services, such as Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus, are finally coming back online after a global outage that lasted for hours. In addition to user-facing platforms, Facebook’s own internal communication services are also understood to have been affected by the downtime. While the company is yet to officially reveal the reason behind the massive outage, information trickling down suggests it was to do with DNS issues.
Thanks to the downtime, users were unable to create a new post or refresh their existing social media feed. On messaging platforms, such as Messenger and WhatsApp, the apps as well as desktop clients simply failed to send messages, which was evident by the absence of a single or a double check mark against the message bubble. Not long after that, the mobile apps showed a notification that it failed to deliver the message. Hilarity ensued in the wake of the service bust, but users who rely on the services like WhatsApp for instant communication faced some serious inconvenience.