Facebook and Instagram Went Down Due To A "Database Overload"

Facebook has blamed a “database overload” for the location going darkish globally for 14 hours earlier this week. Countries together with the US, Europe, South America, and Japan have been hit the worst. In addition, their suite of apps – together with Instagram and WhatsApp – had points throughout this meltdown.

Facebook skilled an identical occasion in 2008, however their viewers is far bigger as we speak – 2.three billion month-to-month customers – and the troubles with the outage have been heard world wide. Instagram customers reported that they have been unable to refresh the feed, log in, or entry the desktop website; Facebook Messenger was not receiving any messages. Some speculated that the location was attacked, however the firm denied all such claims.

Users took to Twitter to slander the location. #FacebookDown trended on Twitter the place folks went on and on about how they have been unable to make use of the social media websites. On the opposite hand, some folks took the time to advertise a special concept. They advocated that individuals ought to drop their telephones and luxuriate in their time with out social media.

What did you do throughout the insanity? Let us know on our Facebook and Instagram. You might want to rush up – you by no means know once they’ll each be down once more.

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