Global outage causes uproar, hits popular social media platforms
Date: 2018-09-04   Author: Pankaj Singh  Category: #technology

Global outage causes uproar, hits popular social media platforms

Social media giant Facebook, along with WhatsApp and Instagram, has reportedly encountered a network related issue that eventually led to the platforms depicting a downgraded performance for quite a while. As per sources, all the three services crashed on September 3 at 9.30pm GMT, and reportedly persisted for more than an hour.

According to The Indian Express, the regions that experienced this outage include parts of North America, Northern Africa, and Europe. In response to the issue regarding the social networking apps, people were allegedly tweeting hashtag comments such as #InstagramDown and #FacebookDown globally.

As per reliable sources, Facebook users reportedly faced issues with signing in, commenting, posting and updating their News Feeds, while its Messenger users met with problems related to loading the app. Users attempting to log into Facebook were greeted with a message stating that their account was currently unavailable due to site issues and were requested to try again later.

In addition, Instagram users were allegedly complaining about being unable to access recent messages or posts, while WhatsApp users claimed that they were unable to send or receive messages. As per complaints raised by Instagram users, the service continuously displayed a message stating that the service was unable to connect to Instagram and that users must check their internet connection.

Sources familiar with the matter state that this wasn’t the first time Instagram users faced issues regarding their services as the Facebook owned photo-sharing app reportedly encountered several outages in May and July 2018 as well.

In response to the escalated issue, Facebook spokesperson Jay Nancarrow reportedly stated that a network related issue caused its services to crash abruptly. Nancarrow later cleared doubts about false rumors spread on Twitter stating that Facebook was celebrating International Labor Day (incidentally falling on the 3rd of September) and had been playing a Labor Day prank with its users.



About Author


Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh

Pankaj Singh Develops content for Algosonline, Market Size Forecasters, and a couple of other platforms. A Post Graduate in Management by qualification, he worked as an underwriter in the UK insurance domain before deciding to switch his field of profession. With exp...

Read More

More from Pankaj


Post Recommendents

Lepidolite Market 2024 | Hallgarten and Company, SVS Chemical, Hangzhou J&H Chemical Company Limited, Lithium Australia NL and Univar
Author: Rahul Varpe

Global Lepidolite Market size is anticipated to witness a healthy CAGR during the forecast period. Lepidolite is mica mineral made of potassium, aluminum silicates and lithium. It is an ore of lithium which is usually violet colored, depending on ...


Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Elastomer Market 2024 | Lanxess, Sinopec, Goodyear Tire and Rubber company, CNPC and Zeon
Author: Rahul Varpe

North America, led by the U.S. emulsion styrene butadiene elastomer market size may witness steady growth. Rise in tire manufacturers along with increasing R&D spending  should drive regional growth. Increasing E-SBR demand in adhesives a...


An Inherent Overview Of Stand-Up Pouch Valves Market In Terms Of The Technological Advancements
Author: Rahul Varpe

Global Stand-Up Pouch Valves Market Size, Share and Forecast 2024 released By Global Market Insights, Inc. Report provides Market information about industry Top Key Players, Countries, Type and Application. This Strategy Consulting report also sta...