Facebook has gown down for hours, WhatsApp and Instagram also influenced
Facebook users worldwide reported issues stacking its family of applications Wednesday, as per the website Downdetector.
Facebook recognized issues with the core application, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Users reported issues logging in and posting on the platforms.
Facebook users around the world reported issues signing into and posting on the site just as on Instagram and WhatsApp thoughout the day on Wednesday. Facebook did not give a reason for the outage, and gave negligible data other than recognizing it knows services are down in some areas.
Facebook shares were moderately unchanged Wednesday afternoon.
The company recognized the blackout in a tweet Wednesday, saying, “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.”
It later affirmed the problem was not the aftereffect of a DDoS assault, which alludes to a Distributed Denial-of-Service attack in which a hacker overwhelms a site by flooding it with fake traffic.
Reports of problems with Facebook crested at more than 11,000 worldwide as per Downdetector, a website where users can report problems on applications and websites. Downdetector recorded zero issues by around 5 p.m. Eastern, and numerous individuals detailed their entrance had been restored, but Facebook has not yet confirmed the issues were resolved.
Users reported a variety of problems, from being not able load the website at all to not having the capacity to post comments. Facebook users posted screenshots on Twitter showing error messages when they tried to load the app. When loading the site, some users’ got a message on the screen saying “Account Temporarily Unavailable.”
At a Facebook event at the South by Southwest gathering in Austin, Texas Wednesday, the company’s head of videoproducts cracked a joke when he ran into technical issues.
“Today is the technical difficulties day for Facebook, I guess,” cracked Paresh Rajwat, in a reference to the company’s worldwide service outage when his presentation’s video failed to include audio. Rajwat was announcing new features for Facebook’s Watch video service.
Technical issues with Facebook have generally presented significant issues for advertisers who utilize the platform and even different websites.
Facebook recently experienced an outage of its tool for advertisers in November at a time when marketers were trying to place ads for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In 2013, Facebook encountered a glitch which brought a few websites down with it thanks to the prevalence of its login feature across the internet. When users tried to log into a website with their Facebook profile, they were directed to a Facebook error page, Business Insider reported at the time. The glitch, which only lasted a few minutes, affected websites including The New York Times.