Oct 4 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) suite of apps, together with in style photo-sharing platform Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp, had been down for tens of 1000’s of customers, in accordance with outage monitoring web site Downdetector.com.
Reuters couldn’t instantly affirm the problem affecting the providers. However, the error message on Facebook’s webpage prompt a Domain Name System (DNS) error.
DNS permits net addresses to take customers to their locations. The same outage at cloud firm Akamai Technologies Inc (AKAM.O) took down a number of web sites in July. learn extra
Downdetector, which solely tracks outages by collating standing stories from a collection of sources, together with user-submitted errors on its platform, confirmed there have been greater than 50,000 incidents of individuals reporting points with Facebook and Instagram. The outage may be affecting a bigger variety of customers.
Meanwhile, the social-media big’s instantaneous messaging platform WhatsApp was additionally down for over 22,000 customers, whereas Messenger was down for practically 3,000 customers.
WhatsApp was additionally trending on Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), with greater than 850,000 tweets.
“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.”
Facebook didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for a remark.