WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are today closed to millions of users in the worst global outage since 2008, while Twitter users were briefly affected, the report said.
Hundreds of thousands of people have reported problems with social networking apps on the DownDetector website.
Google, heroine, Spectrum, Verizon, Twitter, Snapchat, TIC Toc, Apple, Wire, and there were also Cricket Wireless Reporting Interruptions It is not immediately clear whether all of these technical issues are connected.
Many people may or may not be unable to access smartphone apps and websites of hugely popular services. There were also Gmail outages informed of But the company did not get any information within the last one hour.
Gmail It said “no disruptions with Gmail” in response to reports of an outage on Twitter shortly after 4 p.m. ET.
Those attempting to open the sites on the desktop are reportedly getting a black, white page and a “500 Server Error” message.
iOS and Android versions of instagram And Facebook apps will open but not load users’ feeds or show them new content.
WhatsApp Messages not reaching their recipients, sent texts sitting next to them with a clock icon to indicate they haven’t been sent.
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Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters this afternoon, the White House is aware of the outage and is monitoring the situation. cyber Experts revealed that Facebook had experienced a core network failure.
Twitter, which appeared to be in the works, cited a situation as of 1.27 pm ET, Tweet: “Hello literally everyone” on his official account, to which WhatsApp replied: “Hello!”
“Thought it should be encrypted…” quipped Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in response to the messaging app.
The company’s initial tweet drew huge backlash from major US accounts such as Warner Bros. (“Good move”) and Burger King, who replied: “Hiya.”
McDonald’s Canada inquired, “How Ru handled the fame,” while Reddit said: “Hi.”
Which apps were affected?
- Facebook and FB Messenger
- T-Mobile / TMBLE Metro
- cricket wireless
- TIC Toc
at around 1.54 a.m. ET, instagram Twitter wrote “Hi and Happy Monday” with a serious emoji an hour after the issue was confirmed.
“Instagram and friends are having a little hard time right now, and you may have problems using them,” his statement read. “Stay with us, we’re on it! #instagramdown“
Telegram says that “users in certain regions may face delays in messages or notifications this afternoon”.
There have also been reports of Twitter being down in Italy, with problems increasing at around 8.30am.
New York Times tech reporter Shira Frenkel revealed that a Facebook employee claimed they weren’t able to enter their workplace today.
“[They] Told employees unable to enter buildings this morning to begin evaluating the extent of the outage because their badges were not working to get to the door.” tweeted.
Earlier, Facebook’s head of communications Andy Stone tweeted: “We know some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products.
“We’re working to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp usually experience small individual outages, but it’s rare for all apps to be down at once.
They run on a shared infrastructure, and other Facebook-owned services are closed as well, including the Oculus website and Facebook Workplace.
The last large-scale web blackouts in March 2021 and July 2019 have taken all of the company’s services offline for hours at a time.
On those occasions, Facebook attributed the downtime to a technical glitch.
bug or error
According to analyst Jake Moore, it is likely that the latest outage is the result of a software bug or human error.
“Outages are increasing in volume and can often point to a cyber attack, but when we are diagnosing the cause, it can lead to confusion,” said Moore, an expert at cybersecurity firm ESET.
“Web-blackouts often result from an undiscovered software bug, or even human error.
“While these are increasing in frequency and require more failsafe safes in place, these issues are more difficult to predict because it was never previously thought possible.”
According to DownDetector, Monday’s shutdown is affecting users in the UK, US, Australia and countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Users shared their experiences of outages on DownDetector, with one that read: “Can’t find it on FB [sic] Absolutely.”
Another said: “Facebook keeps crashing and says check your internet even if nothing is wrong with my internet.”
On Twitter, a concerned user wrote: “Anyone else noticing every Facebook-owned asset (WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, etc) is returning a 500 server error?”
Others took the situation a bit more lightly, with one person tweeting: “Okay I guess I’ll find some real work since FB and IG are down!”
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