We all know what it is like not being able to use social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp. Most of the time, it is awful. Nowadays, social media means so much to all of us. And when we cannot get access to our online way to spend the time, we are left with nothing. It seems that all of the three social media apps were down for more than two hours on Sunday.
Where did it happen?
According to a website that deals with traffic monitoring, which is called DownDetector, it all happened at 6:28 a.m EDT. Users started to report the issue to other social media platforms. The reports of the outages came from parts of North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
The services got back for some of the users around 9 a.m EDT.
What’s the reason behind the outage?
No one knew exactly what was the cause behind the outage from a Facebook, a company that also owns Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook did put the blame on something: a server configuration issue affected parts of Europe and North America last month, so they think it is the same thing in this case, too. A spokesperson for Facebook stated that they solved the issue as soon as possible, and then he proceeded to apologize for the inconvenience.
It took Facebook a whole day to find the issue with the last month’s outage
According to some reports, Facebook has more than 1.5 billion daily active users, and when it comes to monthly users, there are more than 2.3 billion people around the world. This outage comes just a month after the worst outage that Facebook ever experienced. All three of the services could not be accessed for several hours. Twenty-four hours later, Facebook was able to explain the accident.
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