Global failure of social networks including Facebook and Instagram

Instagram, Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp are out of service on Monday, October 4, 2021, and are experiencing a large simultaneous outage. This modern day blackout has been seen all over the blue planet causing media panic like never before.

WhatsApp the modern business app

In Morocco, like the rest everywhere around the world where the green WhatsApp logo of the Facebook group is the most used in these times of health crisis we are practically giving in to panic, so much so that the blue bird now, in chirps even more. Oh, other apps are taking advantage of this unusual situation to grab an unexpected market share like Telegram and other chinoiseries. Instagram, Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp therefore, which all belong to the same group, Facebook, are experiencing significant concerns on October 4, 2021 and this, since around 4:45 p.m. (GMT + 1 in Morocco), have we seen in the various editorial staff using these applications.

Twitter the providential voice

None of the sites are able to function at the time of this writing. On Twitter (which in turn works), Andy Stone, Facebook’s chief communications officer, announced that the group was ” aware that some people have difficulty accessing some of our products and applications “. ” We are working to get back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience. “. Facebook’s official Twitter account then posted the exact same message. Failures of this magnitude are quite rare. In view of the error messages which are displayed on the desktop versions of the sites concerned, it could be a question of DNS problems. According to Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook specialist and used to sharing behind the scenes and indiscretions related to the company, this DNS problem would even affect the internal sites of the Facebook group. On Twitter, one of the only social networks not to be touched, the hashtags #instagramdown, #facebookdown and WhatsApp almost immediately rose to the trends of the most discussed topics at the moment.

To each site their message

On the mobile version of Instagram it is written that it is ” unable to update thread “Of the home page, can we see when trying to refresh the main page, while on the desktop version of, a blank page is displayed, with a short message:” 5xx Server Error ”. The and sites are “inaccessible”, we can see on the computer versions. On mobile apps, it’s a little more discreet: there is no error message like on Instagram, simply, the two applications just don’t seem to update at all, as blocked. Finally, on WhatsApp messaging on mobile, we also see that a “connection” message appears “Check your phone’s Internet connection and try again”, but it turns out to be empty. In the “web” version, the site returns an error message: “This site is inaccessible.



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