Sudden failure in Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Amazon globally

Facebook said it is working to get things back to normal as soon as possible 

4/10/2021-Last update: 4/10/2021-22:19 PM (GMT)

Millions of users of social networking and e-commerce platforms in the world are facing a malfunction on the Internet, as the Facebook site has been disrupted, in addition to the Instagram and WhatsApp applications, as well as the sites of Google and Amazon.

And the “Down detector ” website - which monitors Internet malfunctions - indicated that the services of the three social networks were interrupted in densely populated areas - including Washington and Paris - and the reporting of the defect began around 15:45 GMT. The same site also referred to reports of a malfunction in the "Tik Tok" application.

And Facebook users in areas that experienced the outage found a message indicating that there was a failure in the domain name system, and that work was being done to resolve it.

At the same time, the social media giant's WhatsApp platform also crashed for many users, and Messenger services stopped.

"We understand that some are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, we apologize for any inconvenience," Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said on Twitter.

"Instagram and its friends are having a hard time right now, and you may have trouble using it. Bear with us, we're working on it," the Instagram account wrote on Twitter.

As for the official WhatsApp account, he wrote on Twitter, "We understand that some people are having problems using WhatsApp now. We are working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

Downdetector reported reports of crashes on Google, Amazon and Twitter sites . Mobile phone malfunctions have also been reported in the United States.

Immediately, Facebook shares fell by 5.3%, and the price per share reached 325 US dollars, compared to its price in the beginning of trading, which was 335 US dollars in the early hours of this morning.

Source : Al Jazeera + agencies + website.