Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 direct/can also WhatsApp same number or Email ALL news;                               ads call 1-284-440-6666

UPDATE: FB, WhatsApp & Instagram come back online!

- Following lengthy outage
October 4th, 2021 | Tags: outage WhatsApp Instagram Facebook technical issues
Facebook and its family of apps — including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus — began slowly coming back online late Monday, October 4, 2021, after being down for more than five hours and disrupting the digital lives of billions of its users. Photo: Tribune Online
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in a major outage today, October 4, 2021. Photo:
WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in a major outage today, October 4, 2021. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Facebook and its family of apps — including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus — began slowly coming back online late Monday, October 4, 2021, after being down for more than five hours and disrupting the digital lives of billions of its users.

According to the New York Times, a Facebook spokesman confirmed that the services were slowly coming back online, but cautioned that it would take some time for them to stabilize.

“We’re sorry,” the company said on Twitter.

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other apps owned by the social network went down on Monday at around 11:40 am.

More than 3.5 billion people use Facebook and its apps to communicate with one another and conduct business.

The company did not disclose the cause of the outage.

Security experts, according to New York Times, said the problem most likely stemmed instead from a misconfiguration of Facebook’s server computers, which were not letting people connect to its sites like Instagram and WhatsApp.

See previous article published October 4, 2021

Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp all go down in major outage

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in a major outage today, October 4, 2021.

The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly around 11:30am.

Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.

Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the problems.

According to USA Today, Facebook did not immediately respond to request for comment.

50 Responses to “UPDATE: FB, WhatsApp & Instagram come back online!”

  • dread (04/10/2021, 13:23) Like (12) Dislike (9) Reply
    This is ridiculous
    • lol (04/10/2021, 13:33) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
      Don’t die now.. it’l be back.
      • to LOL (04/10/2021, 14:35) Like (33) Dislike (3) Reply
        You ain't lie. But some of them are addicted to social media and will soon lose their minds....don't get me started on the ones who sending money to scammers in Nigeria.....they want to cry cause they can't communicate with them. Look foolishness here deman, people can't be that stupid SMH
        • President Mofungo (04/10/2021, 15:38) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          Did you go to Western union already, oh? We are patiently waiting,oh . Have your 100 Million here ready to FedEx ohhh all you have to do is send 20 payments Ohhh
        • lol (04/10/2021, 16:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          Exactly, the instagram users were losing their minds the last time likes were taken away, so I can only imagine the state they are in right now…

          I’m tired of blocking those people.One time this one got blocked and whatsapp with a different number , asking me why I don’t want to collect my money.
          • to LOL (04/10/2021, 19:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
            They are sickening. I dont know how they got my number....they're always calling or sending whatsapp messages, as the messages come in...I block their backside. But, the disturbing thing is, MANY GULLIBLE people actually fall for those stupid scams. Did yall hear about the old fart who always down by western union begging people to send money for him? I can't believe in this day and age, people are that STUPID SMH
    • 1011011000 (04/10/2021, 13:33) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    • Me (04/10/2021, 14:05) Like (71) Dislike (15) Reply
      The world soon shut down..turn to God!!
      • Aaru Maat Ba (04/10/2021, 21:10) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Stop Waiting for a Greeko/Roman God to come bursting out of the skies. The Jesus story was stolen and remade out of the Osiris/Horus(Asar/Heru) story from Ancient Kemet by insecure medieval white men. You poor souls were tricked into religion and were frequency programmed to act inferior to what you are truly are.
        • name (06/10/2021, 07:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Oh boy! You were doing good until you start talking about Egyptology nonsense!
          • Aaru Maat Ba (06/10/2021, 20:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            @Name...That means you are still mentally enslaved and I love the Part where they named the first slave ship after your precious messiah too whether you turn him Black/Purple/Green that still would not free you lol.Do more research as this story is over 3000 years older than the Christ Myth. Hotep
    • @dread (04/10/2021, 14:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Relax, it will be up and running soon. LoL, a lot of people is tight. Time for time this happens. Just Chilax.
    • hello (04/10/2021, 15:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Use imo
  • Peaches (04/10/2021, 13:30) Like (27) Dislike (10) Reply
    It was simply a test run to see what happens when it finally happens. These people are very evil with an evil agenda. Stay on the wall. Watch and Pray.
  • hahah (04/10/2021, 13:32) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Doesnt bother me one bit
  • Tongue Fu (04/10/2021, 13:34) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Facebook in jail. Did not realize they controlling whatsapp and instagram too. This downtime could cost them millions.
  • #NoMore (04/10/2021, 13:39) Like (47) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good, hope they all stay down so we can go back to good ole running outside and our kids playing
  • Rufus (04/10/2021, 13:43) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Imagine when the grid crashes
  • Ok!! (04/10/2021, 13:49) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    That explains a lot and to think I was cursing Digicel.
    • @ok!! (04/10/2021, 14:40) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      Digicel has nothing to do with what is going on so don’t take it out on them. The same way it is affecting you guys it is affecting everyone around the globe that uses WHATSAPP. The problem will be fixed, just have some patience.
      • To @ ok!! (04/10/2021, 15:42) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
        Are you dumb?? The person thought it was because of Digicel at first, but it seem like they eventually understood what was going on ...hence their comment
    • lol (04/10/2021, 15:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      - SMA (Social Media Addict)
  • Outage (04/10/2021, 14:13) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    Should stay out for a month.
  • Bold (04/10/2021, 14:20) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hmmmm,they are attacking the grid information can't reach the masses..then it will be your money and the power so we back to the dark ages ..stay woke people
  • YES SIR (04/10/2021, 14:20) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    covid world wide
    social media world wide

    global trading
    it is all about the money
  • tola (04/10/2021, 14:21) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes some of you all will do work at the office
    • Yep (04/10/2021, 15:42) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Productivity at all companies especially government must be through the roof then….lol
    • @ tola (04/10/2021, 17:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      you think; after them stop crying but it is a dam good point
      take some time out from minding other folks business
  • Well Sah (04/10/2021, 14:28) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Then the young people dem would have depression.
  • OKAY... (04/10/2021, 14:50) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    So there is still Telegram, signal and Bip...use your alternatives people.
  • Social Media (04/10/2021, 14:52) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well let me get ready to start writing letters and mailing it to my friends and my crush internationally. No instagram , no whats no facebook lordy. Life in 2008 i guess. TIME TO UNLEASH THE BEAST- ( messenger live).

    Go read a book or go to the beach and go for a walk people. Enjoy life outside the bubble !!!!!!
  • jokes (04/10/2021, 15:12) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    I already ran into a few people who is about to have a nervous breakdown over this. Use the time to pick up a book or take a nice walk on the beach. It will be up and running soon.
    • @jokes (04/10/2021, 15:57) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      LMAO, same thing with me, people calling me like ahhh, what am I going to do. True, they are about to to get a full blown nervous breakdown. LMAO
  • Guest (04/10/2021, 15:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Social media addicts I know off are on suicide watch. Because some of them act like they will die if they don’t get to watch some stupid video or like something……….
  • u (04/10/2021, 16:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well some of u will stay off that feakbook that interested of man and that tricker as Sanford say I don't logon so it's not a badder to me
  • Futuro (04/10/2021, 16:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good let it stay down.
    They are making us Lab Rats.
    We need our life back.
  • Man oh Man, Laughing (04/10/2021, 16:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Laughing, people is tight tonight. People is freaking out. Just find something else to do until the problem is resolved.
  • Free Thinker (04/10/2021, 16:43) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    You up in here talking about Facebook. Well the banks are next so I hope you all have enough reserve funds at home to cope when you wake up one day a the bank system is down. Stay focus
  • Yes (04/10/2021, 17:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm like a fish out of water without Whatsapp....I was in the middle of chatting away with my friends while watching Fraud Fine's performance at the COi when it went down....
  • one eye (04/10/2021, 17:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s worldwide not just the bvi
  • flash back (04/10/2021, 19:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    we had no internet for months
  • lol (04/10/2021, 21:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    5G booting up
  • Forbidden Truth (05/10/2021, 06:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This should happen more often. Keep some people in check with reality.

Create a comment

Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.