Facebook platform outages caused by DNS issues


Facebook spokesman Andy Stone, acknowledged the problems on Twitter. He tweeted out, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

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The reported DNS failure was mainly impacting Facebook-owned platforms. But cell phone carriers including T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T also reported problems. DownDetector says the outages happened around the same time but were not as widespread.

“Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it!” Instagram said in a tweet.

“We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!” WhatsApp added.

Facebook also owns Oculus, the virtual reality gaming platform, which was experiencing the same system outages.