Last night many users n the US, Canada and parts of Europe complained that the Facebook servers had crashed. In fact, Instagram too was facing a similar issue. At around 8:30PM IST, users globally began to tweet some issue with Facebook and Instagram, and the frequency of these posts increased around 10:00PM. To our knowledge, users in including India were unaffected by the outage. Also Read - How to download Instagram videos on Android, iOS, PCAlso Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
The issue naturally forced Facebook to release a statement, in which they confirmed to The Verge saying, Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing Facebook services. We quickly investigated and started restoring access within about an hour, and we have nearly fixed the issue for everyone. We re sorry for the inconvenience. Also Read - Facebook is finally bringing 'smart glasses' in collaboration with Ray-Ban
DownDetector also tweeted showing figures of the outage, wherein there were over 12,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook, while over 2,500 reported an Instagram outage. To put this in perspective, about 42 percent people were not able to login, while 37 percent faced a total blackout. Only 20 percent users reported issues with the Facebook app. In case of Instagram, close to 47 percent people had problems accessing the News feed. ALSO READ: Facebook CEO apologizes for dividing people on his platform
Further, about 28 percent reported issues with login, 23 percent users reported problems the website itself. Instagram had 2,500 reports of problems. At the time of writing, DownDetector‘s live website outage tracker, however, revealed that the issue has been resolved and that both websites are back up.
A similar incidence happened in August this year, when users in Europe, the US, Brazil, Japan and Australia faced an outage with Facebook and Instagram for a few hours. ALSO READ: Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for VR tour of disaster-hit Puerto Rico in cartoon avatar