Facebook, Instagram down? Instagram back up, users reporting issues with Facebook

15 March, 2019, 00:43 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • A screen grab showing the real-time status of Facebook service on Downdetector

The interruption also extended to Facebook-owned apps like Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, totaling more than 2 billion users who were unable to gain access to the online services from Wednesday until Thursday afternoon.

Facebook experienced a similar outage in 2008 when it had 150 million users.

After staying tight-lipped on the cause of the outage for almost 24 hours, Facebook early Thursday afternoon blamed it on a "server configuration change that triggered a cascading series of issues".

However, the latest Facebook service outage shows the issues that arise when attempting to consolidate a number of online services and apps together. But the company said Thursday that it has fixed the problem and that its systems are "recovering".

"Have you tried turning it off and back on again?" replied one user after Facebook tweeted an update.

Users flocked to Twitter to let the company know what they thought about the outage.


After acknowledging the problem Wednesday, Facebook remained mum on the issue for almost 24 hours before issuing an explanation and apology around 1630 GMT Thursday.

"This morning, Pavel Durov, the founder and CEO of the popular instant messaging service Telegram, used his official channel to welcome 3 million new users, he wrote: "I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours", adding" Good.

According to the report, a grand jury in NY has subpoenaed information from at least two major smartphone makers about such arrangements with Facebook.

No cause has been given but Facebook said it wasn't a distributed denial of service or cyberattack.

The news comes with regulators, investigators and elected officials in the USA and elsewhere in the world digging into the data sharing practices of Facebook.

Recommended:



Popular

VW brand to slash workforce by 7,000
Volkswagen has set a goal to cut the Carbon dioxide footprint of its vehicle fleet by 30 percent by 2025. Back in 2016, VW had launched the last major savings program that will run until the end of next year.

Chelsea boss Sarri: Dynamo Kiev pitch a disaster
It's a mad one because a young English player at Chelsea at that age then you really want him to sign that long-term contract. Chelsea have invested heavily in the academy and I'm sure they are going to want to see the fruits of that.

Australian man survives bow-and-arrow attack by using cellphone as shield
The incident began when the attacker, carrying a bow and arrow, confronted the man outside his house, police said. He was charged with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault causing bodily harm and malicious damage.

Canadian Police Investigates Bitcoin ATM Frauds
The cities which fell victim to the attack include Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Sherwood Park, Ottawa and Hamilton. Police say 17 transactions were made in Toronto, 27 in Montreal, 13 in Winnipeg, two in Sherwood Park and one in Ottawa.

$448 million up for grabs in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing
But if you were to beat the long odds and hit the jackpot, you'd have an important decision to make: cash or annuity. Mike Weirsky, who won $273 million in a drawing last week, initially forgot the jackpot ticket at the QuickChek.

Britain's Despair and the Media Matters Campaign to Destroy Tucker Carlson
Fox News representatives didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on the Miss Teen USA audio. Instead, the Fox News host plugged his prime-time show and urged his detractors to come on as guests.

Justin Bieber asks fans for prayers amid depressive episode
Justin Bieber is asking fans for prayers after going through a hard time. Justin Bieber is apparently going through a rough patch. The caption read in part, "been struggling a lot".

Milner hails 'on fire' Mane as Liverpool march on in Europe
I don't want to speak about it really. " Liverpool are a top team in Europe and they showed us our limits". The opponent attacked us very high and left no spaces, that made it hard for us.

Conor McGregor in Trouble With the Law Again - Reebok Responds
The man, Ahmed Abdirzak, claims McGregor tricked him into going in for a handshake before he slapped the phone out of his hand. McGregor was arrested for strong-armed robbery and misdemeanour criminal mischief, which could carry a hefty prison sentence.

Tom Holland in talks for Russo Brothers’ directorial ‘Cherry’
The filmmaker will be visiting the country a few days ahead of the release of Avengers: Endgame on April 26. AGBO acquired the rights to Nico Walker's book, " Cherry ", in August, with plans to shoot over the summer.