Facebook DOWN as hundreds of users report outages on social networking site


According to DownDetector, the problems have persisted since 9 a.m. this morning. The website says more than 400 people reported that the social media app was down for them today

Hundreds of Facebook users reported outages on the social networking site this morning

Hundreds of Facebook users have reported outages on the popular social networking site.

According to the web services monitoring platform DownDetector, the issues have persisted since 9 a.m. this morning.

The website says more than 400 people across the UK have reported issues with the website, app and feed today.

Several users took to Twitter to ask if Facebook was down, with some using the hashtag #FacebookDown.

However, if only a few users are having issues, it may be due to their internet connection or devices as the issue may not be generalized.

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Hundreds of people reported issues with Facebook this morning

A Facebook spokesperson told the Mirror: “Earlier today, a technical issue prevented some people from accessing Facebook.

“We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone involved and apologize for any inconvenience. “

It comes after WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook crashed earlier this month due to a global outage.

Data from DownDetector showed that nearly 50,000 people reported the outages on Facebook alone.

Over 75,000 people have complained about WhatsApp while 30,000 have raised issues with Instagram.

The breakdown map on DownDetector this morning

After the blackout, it emerged that Mark Zuckerberg had personally lost over £ 4.4bn.

The CEO of Facebook also released an apology statement to users around the world, stating: “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 in touch with the people who are dear to you.”

The problems were caused by a faulty configuration change, according to Facebook.

Explaining the outage, Facebook said, “Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the main routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication.

“This disruption in network traffic has had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, causing our services to stop.”

The company said it had “worked as hard as possible” to restore access and that the underlying cause had “affected many internal tools and systems that we use in our day-to-day operations.”

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