On Wednesday, 13th of March all-through to 14th of March in some other locations, Facebook alongside some of its other products like Instagram and WhatsApp experienced an outage for some minutes and hours in some other cases
During the above-stated duration, a lot of people around the world had several issues using different Facebook-owned platform, and while the disruption affected people in various manners including delay in sending messages across the cross-messaging platform, posting images as experienced on Instagram among several others. In my own case, I noticed the disruption while I was trying to send an image to a colleague via WhatsApp, before later realizing that it was a general problem across the Facebook-owned platforms.
While the course of the outage was not generalized, findings revealed that the disruption was as a result of some so-called ‘server configuration’ from the platforms’ ends. Furthermore, on Tuesday, Facebook tweeted that the interruption of many Facebook and its family of apps and services was due to a server configuration change. Everything seemed back to normal for me later on Wednesday night. According to CNN, the outage had lasted over 14 hours.
Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We've now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 14, 2019
As seen in the Tweet above, the social media platform confirm to have addressed the issue, and such an impromptu is not expected to happen again, at least not any time soon. As the date and time on the tweet implies, it shows that the issue was addressed on the afternoon of Thursday which is yesterday, which meas that the platform system has been recovering ever since the tweet. All of this, however, are happening amidst different changes happening in the company including the exit of former product heads, Chris Cox, and Chris Daniels.