Unable to access Instagram or Facebook on Wednesday? Don’t freak out, its a global issue.
At noon Eastern time, massively popular social network had problems with issues popping across Facebook proper, Instagram & Facebook Messenger up globally. Outage of the service is the longest Facebook ever experienced.
Facebook began returning to his users back Thursday morning after ET of midnight for users.
Service is not restored completely. However, some users are capable of accessing better than others.
Facebook products’ director, Rob Leathern tweeted that;
We're also aware that people are experiencing issues with access to our ads interfaces, we'll share an update as soon as possible. https://t.co/Wk4STxGuEq
— Rob Leathern (@robleathern) March 13, 2019
At 9.30 p.m, Leathern was sorry for not having any further updates
I don’t have any update yet 🙁
— Rob Leathern (@robleathern) March 14, 2019
Engineer with network performance firm Netscout, Roland Dobbins explained the reason behind the outage was a traffic jam issue with European internet company crashed with Facebook besides many other sites.
“While not malicious in nature, such events can prove disruptive on a widespread basis”
Sending photos on messaging app was difficult for users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp who had to head to Twitter with hashtag #facebookdown that became top trending topic in US quickly.
— Eli Blumenthal (@eliblumenthal) March 13, 2019
Downdetector.com showed issues that Facebook company faced across U.S, EU & in parts of Australia, South America & Asia.
The reason behind the crack still missing. Some users read a message saying site”required maintenance”, others who were able to access discovered that functionality was limited.
Real-time outages for Facebook. Is the site down? Can’t log in? Here you see what is going on.
“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible”
We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
At 12:41 a.m. Thursday ET, Instagram announced that service is back on twittter.