Facebook Outage Drags Down Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Oculus VR

They were all flat on their faces for hours on Monday, throwing off DNS error messages or other server-related errors.

As of Monday afternoon, had been flat on its face for hours, suffering a simultaneous worldwide outage not only on its main site, but also at its , WhatsApp, and Oculus VR subsidiaries.

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.

— Facebook App (@facebookapp) October 4, 2021

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

— Oculus (@oculus) October 4, 2021

The New York Times reported that Facebook’s internal communications platform, Workplace, was also dragged offline, “leaving most employees unable to do their jobs.” It’s been a thumb-twiddling afternoon, the Times reported, with two Facebook employees comparing it to a “snow day.”


On , the hashtag #facebookdown was turning up predictable hilarity, transmitting blissful relief at the notion of a rainbow-bedrenched, Facebook-less world.

Here’s the meme

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