All of Facebook services had on Friday experienced a global outage.
Less than an hour after the outage, there were already almost 40,000 reports on the tracker for WhatsApp. The same can be seen for all other Facebook services including Instagram, and Facebook Messenger, apart from the main social network itself. The outage did not just affect the websites either, the apps for these platforms were also not working
A lot of twitter users had been tweeting about problems with Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Looking at the map on Downdetector, it didn’t appear to be a problem with any one region, but was impacting people around the world.
Meanwhile, the sites were been restored after a few hours and until now, a proper explanation has not been released for the downtime.
Worries have been expressed over the outage as this is not the first time in recent times, fears about what would become of companies that rely on these media sites for the survival of these business if this becomes a norm, is seeming like a worthy topic for discussion.