Facebook, Instagram, and messaging app WhatsApp have crashed Worldwide.
Infoexpert24 cannot confirm the issue affecting the services. However, the error message on Facebook’s webpage suggested a Domain Name System (DNS) error.
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.
Downdetector, which only tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform, showed there were more than 50,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook and Instagram. The outage might be affecting a larger number of users.
BREAKING: Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp Crash Throughout The World
Infoexpert24 reports that WhatsApp is also down for over 22,000 users, while Messenger was down for nearly 3,000 users.
WhatsApp was also trending on Twitter with more than 1.5 Million tweets at the time of filing this report.
“We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment,” the messaging platform’s official Twitter handle said. “We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.”