Nearly six–hours outage that prevents 3,5 billion users from accessing social media and messaging services.
All around the world applications such as WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram were offline. Before the social media blackout, the CEO of Facebook said.
“Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now. Sorry for the disruption today — I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about.”
These last weeks Facebook has been having bad days because of it crashing but this time it was across the word.
4 October: Problems at Facebook
28 September: Problems at Facebook
21 September: Problems at Facebook
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Some reason that might cause the outage
Many people ping the Facebook website to see if there is data transfer pinging means to test the connection speed between your computer and a website.
Pinging can diagnose the strength, distance, and availability of a connection over the internet.
While those social media were down, it was impossible for a small data set to be transmitted from a device to a server.
On the Internet and back to your device again on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook only in Iran it was showing some data transfer.
The WhatsApp account on Twitter said they were working on what they called Asap (Asynchronous Services Access Protocol).
It uses the term asynchronous to mean that the requests and responses are not synchronized.
Facebook blames ‘’ faulty configuration change ‘’ according to Reuters.
Because of this outage, the CEO of Facebook has lost over 7 billion dollars.
Which make him number 5 in the billionaire Forbes chart.
Facebook shares fell to 5%, all of that happened within 6 hours.