According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, Facebook Inc’s main social media site, popular photo-sharing platform Instagram, and messaging service WhatsApp were all unavailable for tens of thousands of users.
The issue affecting the services was not immediately confirmed by Tech Mansion. The error notice on Facebook’s page, on the other hand, suggested a DNS (Domain Name System) error.
According to check-host.net, the Facebook and Instagram websites are still operational in Iran.
DNS allows web addresses to take users to their destinations. A similar outage at cloud company Akamai Technologies Inc took down multiple websites in July.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” the social media giant’s official Twitter handle said on Monday.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
“We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.” The official handles of WhatsApp and Instagram also took to Twitter to confirm the outage.
In afternoon trading on Monday, Facebook shares plunged 5.5 percent, putting it on track for its worst day in over a year.
There were more than 50,000 incidences of individuals reporting troubles with Facebook and Instagram, according to Downdetector, which only tracks outages by combining status updates from a variety of sources, including user-submitted faults on its site. It’s possible that the outage is affecting a bigger number of people.