Internet Shut Down • Instagram • Facebook • Snapchat • WhatsApp • Gmail Down - MalkamDior

It's not just you. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.

"Facebook acknowledged users were having trouble accessing its apps but did not provide any specifics about the nature of the problem or how many were affected by the outage." — Reuters

Some report issues using Gmail following reported outages across major social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram - MalkamDior.

Here are some things to read while waiting for Facebook to come back:

Facebook employees unable to enter buildings this morning to begin to evaluate extent of outage because their badges weren’t working to access doors"

Confirmed: The DNS records that tell systems how to find Facebook or Instagram got withdrawn this morning from the global routing tables. Can you imagine working at FB right now, when your email no longer works & all your internal FB-based tools fail?

We don't know why this change was made. It could well have been the result of an internal, system wide change or update that went awry. It's all speculation at this point why. FB alone is in control over its DNS records.

To be more precise (and Geek Factor 5) the BGP routes serving Facebook's authoritative DNS were withdrawn, rendering all Facebook domains inaccessible. That's per Doug Madory
, who knows a few things about BGP/DNS.

Congrats Twitter, Tiktok, Gmail, Reddit, Amazon, MySpace and Google. You have made it to round 2. Facebookdown Snapchat Instagram Whatsapp Hackers Anonymous.

User on Reddit claims to be in the recovery team and shares details on the incident. Looks like it's configuration issue.