- Facebook employees have been shut out of buildings and conference rooms due to a massive disruption.
- On Monday, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all went dark around noon. 11:45 ET.
- The global outages continue through Monday night ET.
Facebook employees are struggling to access office systems due to a widespread outage, according to reports.
Sheera Frenkel, a New York Times Tech Reporter, tweeted that some employees could not enter buildings Monday morning.
According to a Facebook employee, some showed up at the office to assess the extent of the outage, but were locked out of the buildings because their access door marks did not work, Frenkel said. Insider could not immediately confirm how widespread this particular problem may be.
—Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) October 4, 2021
Other employees could not access conference rooms in offices, Insider confirmed.
—Kevin Collier (@kevincollier) October 4, 2021
“It’s chaos down here, all internal systems are down too,” Philip Crowther, a reporter for the Associated Press, reported on Twitter. Facebook employees communicate internally via text messages and Outlook emails, he added.
—Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) October 4, 2021
Facebook began experiencing major worldwide outages across many of its apps, including Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, Monday morning.
Users reported issues with Facebook apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook even on DownDetector, a site that tracks global interruptions and issues with sites and products.
“We are aware that some people are having difficulty accessing our apps and products. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible and we apologize for the inconvenience.” It informs Facebook in a tweet.
The interruptions started around noon. 11:45 AM A Monday and is not yet resolved at the time of publication.
Amid the outages and an explosive whistleblower report, CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth fell by nearly $ 7 billion in 5 hours, and Facebook fell by about 5%.