October 20, 2021

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Facebook, Instagram are coming back online after a six-hour break

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Facebook’s networking issues are thought to have been fixed which made its flagship app – as well as Instagram and WhatsApp – unusable on Monday after a break of more than six hours.

Users have increased the number of problems for Facebook’s family services from about 11:35 a.m. ET. By evening E, some services of social giants are available again.

It was the longest downtime for Facebook since March 2019, when multiple apps had nearly 24-hour service off.

Experts on Monday blamed Facebook problems for a configuration change in the company’s Domain Name System (DNS) entry, which has made Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger invisible to Internet users worldwide.

Facebook CTO Mike Shroffer has apologized for the inconvenience Tweets Monday afternoon, blamed downtime for unspecified “networking problems.”

The New York Times reported that the breach prevented some Facebook employees from accessing emails and using company-provided mobile phones, and disrupted its internal communications system, the workplace.

In response to a tweet from photographer Noah Kalina on Instagram saying “should be offline forever”, Instagram chief Adam Moseri – Replied“They sound like war … but it feels like a snowy day.”

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