The worst social media outage in recent history hits the world most used and most popular social media platform in the world went blank for hours without any reasonable explanation of what has actually happened.
This has happened when Facebook is yet facing allegations of data leaks and mismanagement of research data.
If you are facing any issue with any of the above mentioned social media platforms, understand you are not alone.
The outage is global and can be confirmed by downdetector Facebook Status. My presumption is that something serious has happened to the social media giant either an attack or a serious server issue.
Facebook down announcement
On their Twitter account, Facebook has already put out few messages apologising to their global users as can be seen below.
Facebook App: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience”.
Mike Schroepfer: *Sincere* apologies to everyone impacted by outages of Facebook powered services right now. We are experiencing networking issues and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible
If you are feeling disappointed, you are not alone, it’s all over the major news channel now such as New York Times. All we can do now it to wait until the issue is resolved.
Facebook advertising will be greatly impacted too by this downtime. It will affect millions of advertisers. There is no doubt advertisers will feel the impact of these social media outages.