With WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook inactive in many parts of the world, Twitter and Google swiped with hilarious memes on Facebook-owned services.
The crash, which started at 9:06 pm (IST), turned Twitter into a meme-fest, with users flocking to Twitter – the social media platform and running.
“Hello really everyone,” the microblogging website owned by Jack Dorsey tweeted on its official handle.
– WhatsApp (hatWhatsApp) October 4, 2021
Many joined Twitter to take technical crash shots. See:
Ok Instagram, Monday is hard to survive
CC – WhatsApp
– zomato (ozomato) October 4, 2021
Well, who turned on TNT?
– Google India (GoogleIndia) October 4, 2021
Now we know why it sucks when a company owns everything.
– Sahil Shah 🇮🇳 (ahSahilBulla) October 4, 2021
WhatsApp crashes, reminding us of power cuts like people leaving their homes or sitting on the balcony in the old days, except now we go on Twitter
– Kevin Lee (kevinkennethlee) October 4, 2021
WhatsApp has crashed !!! Quick !!! Email each other real true news !! Repair the damage !!!
– Veer Das (@Devirdas) October 4, 2021
All three processors – WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook – are owned by Mark Zuckerberg and run on shared infrastructure. “Sorry, something went wrong. We are working on it and we will fix it as soon as we can,” a message on Facebook said.
The message suggested a domain name system (DNS) error. DNS web addresses allow users to take them to their destinations. A similar crash at cloud company Agama Technologies Inc. took over several websites in July.
WhatsApp acknowledged the crash on Twitter: “We know some people are currently having problems with WhatsApp. We are working to return to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!”
We know that some people are having problems with WhatsApp at this time. We are working to bring things back to normal and will send you an update here as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience!
– WhatsApp (WhatsApp) October 4, 2021
The website downdetector.com, which monitors web services, showed that there were more than 50,000 incidents of people reporting problems on Facebook and Instagram. The crash could affect a large number of users.