Millions Impacted By Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Outage

Major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday, 4 October. This impacted potentially tens of millions of users.

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Social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday, impacting millions of users!

Users have been checking their feeds and posting about the outage since everything has been back online. This is a huge story and a great example of how a global outage can be significant.

An error message popped up on Facebook for users in affected areas, and this got many wondering what went wrong.

Users in affected areas were greeted with the message: "Something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can.""

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp is back up and running in affected areas. 

Facebook engineering released a statement explaining what went wrong. 

"To all the people and businesses around the world who depend on us, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused by today’s outage across our platforms. We’ve been working as hard as we can to restore access, and our systems are now back up and running. The underlying cause of this outage also impacted many of the internal tools and systems we use in our day-to-day operations, complicating our attempts to quickly diagnose and resolve the problem."

Read full statement here.

You can also read update here.

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