WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook ended up in a big mess.
All three Facebook-owned apps running on the shared infrastructure stopped working shortly before 5 pm. Other products that are part of the same application family, such as Facebook Workplace, have also stopped working.
Facebook site visitors just saw an error page or message that the browser couldn’t link to. WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but I didn’t see any new content, such as messages sent or received during the issue.
Facebook interruptions are relatively rare, but they have a big impact, primarily because they affect the three largest apps in the world. Companies are often mysterious about the causes of problems and do not tend to explain them even after the problem has been resolved. For example, in 2019, the biggest confusion occurred in a few years, simply saying that it “caused a problem” during “daily maintenance work.”
In a leaked transcript published on The Verge in 2019, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said such interruptions were a “major problem.” If something goes wrong, he said he could start using competitors, and if he regains trust and returns to the Facebook platform, it could take “months” to get people back to the Facebook platform. Said.
A spokesman for one company said he apologized for the problem but did not indicate why the outage began or how long it would take to resolve it. “We recognize that some people are having a hard time accessing our applications and products,” spokeswoman Andy Stone said on Twitter. “We are trying to get it back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
The same statement was published on the official Facebook Twitter page shortly thereafter.
Instagram shared a similar update.
“Instagram and your friends are having a difficult time now. You may have a hard time using it,” he wrote on his communications page. “We work with us!”
WhatsApp also updated users via their official Twitter account. “We know that some people are currently having problems with WhatsApp. We are working to get everything back to normal and will send updates here as soon as possible,” he said. .. Facebook shares had already fallen sharply when they opened trading on Monday. .. According to a whistleblower who previously worked in business.
However, prices continued to fall even after the turmoil began.