Golfers react as Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp all go DOWN!

Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose take to Twitter as social media goes into meltdown

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Mon, 4 Oct 2021

Golfers react as Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp all go DOWN!

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all went down for a significant time on Monday and it's fair to say the issue caused chaos with social media fans. Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka also had their say during the major outage.

The three apps are all owned by Facebook and are run on a shared infrastructure, and they stopped working at around 4.45pm earlier today. Facebook Messenger and Workplace also crashed. 

A similar issue with the three apps was recorded in April 2019, when they crashed for around two hours before returning to being fully functional.

Facebook appeared to have had its DNS records taken from the global routing tables earlier today. At least according to Brian Krebs, a cyber security expert who runs a popular blog.

 

 

Twitter, however, had no such problems - and that is where just about everyone in the world was hanging out to consume their golf content today.

Garcia posted a funny meme on Twitter while seeing both Instagram down and Facebook down, while Rose wanted to know how his followers were coping without social media for the afternoon. He also posted a little competition.

Koepka posted his famous eye-rolling Bryson DeChambeau photograph in response to Twitter's own tweet.

LPGA Tour star Jessica Korda got involved, too. 

Facebook and Instagram both returned to normal service at around 11pm U.K. time, with WhatsApp back an hour later.

 

 

 

 

GolfMagic has also been looking after its Twitter followers today by teaming up with Cobra Golf UK to giveaway a RADSPEED or RADSPEED XB Driver.

To enter, head over to GolfMagic's Twitter page now and make sure you are following us and Cobra Golf UK to enter.

 

 

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