Facebook, Instagram experience downtime; users worldwide lose their cool on Twitter
Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network's applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin.
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"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible," a Facebook statement said on Twitter.
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to r… https://t.co/A1BEzjeSUc— Facebook (@facebook) 1552499375000
A short time later, Facebook indicated the outage was not related to an attack aimed at overwhelming the network.
"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 said, referring to what is known as a distributed denial of service cyber strike.
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) 1552503780000
According to the website downdetector.com, outages were heaviest in North America and Europe, but some users appeared to be affected in other regions.
Last November, a Facebook outage was attributed to a server problem and a September 2018 outage was said to be the result of "networking issues."
The users made the most of this outage and posted memes, jokes, concerns and their thoughts.
@facebook Me: Instagram and Facebook are down. Wife: Oh, no. You'll have to interact with people in person. Me: No. There's still Twitter.— arvind parmar (@arvindparmar004) 1552499439000
@facebook Me logging into Twitter to see if everyone's Facebook is down. #facebookdown https://t.co/AupRvSEUTu— Ormia Washington™ (@OrmiaWashington) 1552502205000
@facebook I feel handicapped. And this feeling makes me sad. Coz I don’t want to be so dependent on these damn apps.— Nikita Garg (@nikigrg15) 1552499457000
@facebook Lol, many of us specially came to find this post after googling it on internet and some of them are tryin… https://t.co/T6dkFheeY9— Mukul mahajan (@MukulMahajan96) 1552500653000
@facebook These people are going through withdrawal!!! They need their #Facebook https://t.co/yk5IHh7slz— SunKissed (@leshandraj3) 1552499927000
@facebook Forced to use twitter, hello everyone, I’ll be knocking on peoples doors and listen to their comversation… https://t.co/b3adNPEHXk— Johnny Fonseca (@wannabefitdad) 1552500227000
Facebook HQ right now... (Sorry FB, hope everything comes back online today) https://t.co/A7uQIQdaRs— Shahed Chowdhuri @ Microsoft (@shahedC) 1552508992000