Facebook family of applications is suffering it’s wost outage in its history.
The services are unusable worldwide, Facebook’s main products WhatsApp and Instagram have been affected. The cause of the outage was still not shared by facebook, however they ruled out Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) where cyber attackers target servers with high volume of traffic.
The company said they “We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible”.
Facebook shared on twitter-
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 (@Facebook) March 13, 2019
Facebook which sees 2.3 billion users each month went down at 16 hours GMT on Wednesday. Facebook’s main service appeared to load, users reported not being able to post.While Instagram were not able to refresh feeds or post new material.
DownDetector monitors social networking websites reported that the issue also affected Facebook Workplace, the companies service for businesses to communicate internally.
Wherever there is such an outage, users flock to twitter to verify.
Below are a few reactions from twitter –
Me waiting for Instagram to come back online #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/ZMJcTrgjCy
— Ketnipz (@Ketnipz) March 14, 2019
*Instagram stops workin*
Everyone :#instagramdown pic.twitter.com/z4PyBIgj48
— ana gonzalez (@a2badd) March 14, 2019
me opening and closing instagram every five minutes to see if it’s back up #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/rl8jD5a7Wx
— AMBER (@crackheadlouie) March 14, 2019
Towards the end of writing the article Instagram and Whatsapp seemed to been up for me, however Facebook was lagging.