Outage Affects WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook

October 4, 2021

[Updated] Bermudians, and millions of others around the globe, are currently having communication challenges, with three of the most popular services – WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook – experiencing an outage, creating quite an issue in a modern world that largely relies on online and messaging services for communication.

According to Down Detector, a crowdsourced website that tracks online outages, the three social networks – which are all owned by Facebook — appeared to be having widespread issues starting at around 12.40pm Bermuda time today.

Update 2.06pm: The company Tweeted, “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.”

Update 4.00pm: All three are still down and multiple reports said it is a fully global issue. CNN reports, “The reason for the outage was not immediately clear. However, multiple security experts quickly pointed to a Domain Name System [DNS] problem as a possible culprit.”

Update 8pm: Both Facebook and Instagram are now working again. The outage was around 7 hours, marking one of the longest Facebook has had.

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  1. Unbelievable says:

    Could be a blessing in disguise.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      We might actually get some productivity around here today .. lol

  2. Out of Sorts says:

    Wow… how will people get all of their scientific information now?

  3. Oh well... says:

    Wow.. some people must be going stir crazy!

  4. dwbi says:

    how will females get their male validation?

  5. Boston Whaler Owner says:

    facebook,insta and whatsupdoc down,ha
    Bernews is UP.

  6. Dunn juice says:

    Imagine how many are going through with drawels

  7. Marine Life says:

    Have you ever noticed? Too many people have their heads down, and never up, thankful for life. As good as these forums can be, selfishness has been a dominant quality among the crowds in today’s world.
    Addiction withdrawal is about to set in………

  8. puzzled says:

    Just Donald and Vladimir stroking each other.

    B**^%% still rule the world.

  9. Isaidwhatisaid says:

    The Signal app is working fine. Ijs. :-)

  10. Revenge is coming says:

    Part of the master plan! I possess a specific set of skills and they are on display! Use Signal instead