Facebook experiences largest outage in history of the company

Yolanda Curtis
March 14, 2019

Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network's applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin.

As for Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, the feed is showing up for some, but not others, but everyone is having trouble posting anything.

Facebook did not say what was causing the outages.

As far as we're aware, Google is back to normal by now, and Facebook is still working to right its servers and connectivity.

The outage led to an uproar from Facebook users, who took to Twitter to complain about the problems.

"Account Temporarily Unavailable", was a message that some Facebook users from across the globe discovered on checking their pages.

Earlier today, a lot of Google services were down and lot of users couldn't access services like Google Drive, Hangouts and among others.

While Facebook and Instagram have been down, many have turned to Twitter to make jokes about the outage.

While some are reporting slower loading times or the inability to send messages, some are saying they can't login to the site at all or use the app. Facebook wrote it was "investigating" the issue.

Most of the conversation on Twitter was about the consumer side of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, which all went down for hours on Wednesday, and were still offline by late afternoon.

Regulators, and now prosecutors, appear intent on determining whether this was done in ways that let users know what was happening and protected privacy. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible". Some users have regular access, and some have intermittent access.

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