Facebook’s tag for the ‘social media giant’ proved itself when people weren’t able to access it last night. Facebook suffered an outage in quite a few countries spanning from the US, Australia and going forward to Asia. Facebook was down for a few hours and users who tried to log in were greeted with the message, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.” The outage affected not only the desktop version, but the mobile app and Messenger as well. Also Read - WhatsApp violates Indian users' rights by denying dispute resolution claims Centre
According to a map shared by DownDetector, the Facebook outage spread across countries like Canada, parts of the US, Mexico, Australia and later spread to Asian countries like Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. Facebook in an emailed statement to TechCrunch said, “Earlier today, some Facebook users were unable to access Facebook briefly due to a technical issue. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for any inconvenience caused.” Also Read - Anyone on Twitter can now host a Space: Here's how
Facebook has started working again but if we look at the outage map provided now, it still appears to be down in parts of Brazil, Japan and Australia. The widespread outage of Facebook naturally caused uproar on the internet, and netizens took to the ‘micro’ social media site Twitter to express their grief. While there were the usual ones who were worried over the outage, the ‘meme’ generation couldn’t hold back from taking the opportunity to turn the event into a trend, ‘#facebookdown’. Here’s a look at some of the tweets shared during the Facebook outage.
— Roberto Onggo Kusumo (@RobertoOK96) May 9, 2017
— b 🎉 (@abovethebaek) May 9, 2017
There were some loyal Twitter users who were happy with situation and preferred that Facebook stopped working altogether.
— Teci (@Teci4U) May 9, 2017
— charlyn (@kate_charlyn) May 9, 2017
Some users clearly did not leave out Facebook employees either.
— den🍍 (@dennnreyes) May 9, 2017
— Wolf Cocklin (@wolfcat) May 9, 2017