DNS outage renders Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp offline

18 days ago by IanDorfman

Facebook and all of its owned and operated services, including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and the Oculus platform, are currently offline.

The cause hasn't been officially acknowledged by Facebook, though it is a result of the Border Gateway Protocol server routes for Facebook being "removed from the Internet," according to Cloudflare senior vice president Dane Knecht on Twitter.

This outage is so comprehensive that, in addition Facebook's official status page, employees cannot access conference rooms for remote work.

Facebook has provided the following message addressing the outage via Twitter:

"We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

As of this post, no further communication has been posted, and all Facebook services, including Facebook itself, Small Instagram iconInstagram, Small Facebook Messenger iconFacebook Messenger, Small WhatsApp iconWhatsApp, and Small Oculus Experiences iconOculus Experiences, are offline.

Further coverage:
Associated Press
The Verge: 1 | 2


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