Shutdown At Facebook Whatsapp & Instagram: Facebook and the network of social media companies it owns, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus VR, suddenly went online on Monday evening.
Facebook and Instagram applications, users could not see posts, while WhatsApp messages could not be sent.
The reason for the closure is unclear, but online tools that track Facebook indicate that there is a problem with its Domain Name System, or servers that help create web IP addresses.
Facebook has acknowledged the problem and says they are working on it.
“We know that some people have trouble accessing our apps and products. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience, “said Facebook communications chief Andy Stone.
Facebook, Inc. is an American multinational technology company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded in 2004 as TheFacebook by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, roommates and students at Harvard College. The namesake social networking service eventually became Facebook, amassing 2.9 billion monthly users by 2021. The company acquired Instagram in 2012, then WhatsApp and Oculus in 2014. It is one of the world’s most valuable companies and is considered one of the Big Five companies in U.S. Information technology, alongside Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. The company generates substantially all of its revenue by selling advertisement placements to marketers. Facebook offers other products and services, including Facebook Messenger, Facebook Watch, and Facebook Portal. It has also acquired Giphy and Mapillary, and has a 9.99% stake in Jio Platforms.