Facebook, Instagram down? Instagram back up, users reporting issues with Facebook
15 March, 2019, 00:43 | Author: Eric Barnett
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.
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 Facebooktweeted 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.
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