Yesterday, because of a server configuration change, many individuals had hassle accessing our apps and companies. We have now resolved the problems and our techniques are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and admire everybody’s persistence.
— Fb (@fb) March 14, 2019
The outage, which plagued Fb’s flagship service in addition to Fb-owned properties Instagram and WhatsApp, lasted for practically 14 hours, in accordance with CNN. DownDetector, an internet site that permits customers to report when a service is not working, first began receiving a flood or reports beginning around 12:01PM ET. The location obtained thousands of reports of issues every hour from customers around the globe, peaking at over 12,00zero round 9:00PM ET.
Fb first publicly addressed the difficulty Wednesday afternoon, acknowledging in a tweet that “some individuals are at the moment having hassle accessing the Fb household of apps.” The corporate additionally shortly dismissed concerns that the outage was the results of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) assault. The acknowledgment got here at 1:49PM ET, and it might be 11 hours till the difficulty was lastly resolved. At 12:41AM ET Thursday morning, Instagram confirmed it was again on-line by way of Twitter.
Whereas outages are a uncommon prevalence for Fb, this was the second noteworthy occasion in latest months. Again in November, the corporate had a similar issue that left Fb, Instagram and WhatsApp inaccessible for some customers. That outage was the results of a “routine take a look at,” in accordance with the corporate.