Oct 05, 2021 BY ANAHAT DESHPANDE
World – wide used Social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp services are progressively coming back to normal after hours of global blackout, which disabled Facebook’s social media platform for approximately six hours.
Monday evening on Twitter, Facebook officials confirmed that its applications were coming back to functional mode. Facebook apologized to its global users for the collapse of the social media sites that affected millions of users across the globe.
Facebook Official said that – “To the huge community of users and Business owners around the globe who depends on this platforms: We are sorry. We were working rigorously to restore access to our application and various services and are glad to say that we are coming back on track now.”
Downdetector.com, an outage tracking website, said that they had received 10.6 Million reports on the stated problem from the USA, Europe, Colombia, and Singapore, suffering this issue.
William Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp, Tweeted that the services were back and running, but he did not give any exact cause of the problem.
They later blamed the faulty configurational changes in its routers as the critical problem of this issue.
The pop–up error message appears on the site Facebook.com during the day, stating – “Sorry something went wrong. We are working on this issue, and we will get it fixed as soon as possible.
The current collapse of the social media platforms was much longer than what happened in 2019, which was approximately an hour.
The outrage tracking website, Downdetector, which was tracking outages by gathering status reports from various sources, including the status submitted by the users on its platform, observed more than 50,000 events on users reporting the issue with Facebook.
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