Facebook services have come back online following an outage lasting about seven hours, the longest downtime that the site has seen since 2008. The catastrophic outage also impacted the company’s Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, bringing the Masters of the Universe to a grinding halt for most of Monday. The company has blamed “configuration changes” for bringing its entire empire to its knees.
Yesterday, Breitbart News reported that Facebook services including Facebook.com, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp had gone offline suddenly shortly before noon EST. Facebook took to Twitter to notify its users of ongoing issues.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize