The biggest outage suffered by the social media giant across the globe. Users of Facebook and its three popular applications have been facing technical issues since early Thursday morning.
All over the Globe, from Asia and Europe to the Americas and Africa, users of Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger all three social media platforms are getting complaints of problems such as inability to log in, load posts or send and receive messages .
While uploading the Selfies and status updates, many Facebook users got an error message during the outage that said: “Sorry, Something went wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as fast as we can.”
The disruption is likely to upset advertisers that spend large amounts of money to reach potential customers on Facebook platforms. The company’s flagship social network has more than 2.3 billion users, and Instagram has more than 1 billion.
People went on Twitter to drain their frustration about the problems. The hashtag #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown were trending on Twitter the whole day. A barrage of memes and GIFs were also Posted on Twitter as disappointed users voiced their frustration.
The company said they “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 shared on twitter.
The reason what has caused the long hours terrible outage is yet not known. People struggled to gain access to the three websites, but Facebook has not provided any information about what happened.
Facebook, which has more than two billion users, has said they are not caused by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which is when hackers disrupt online services and make them unavailable to users. Also, spokesman from facebook confirmed the partial outage, but did not provide an update. The social networking site is having issues since over 12 hours, according to its developer’s page.
In a DDoS attack, hackers use computer networks they control to send such a large number of requests for information from websites that servers that host them can no longer handle the traffic and the sites become unreachable.