Facebook outgoing Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer used Twitter to apologize to users for an outage that lasted for hours. Down Detector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various websites and services received millions of outage reports starting Monday evening. According to Speedtest by Ookla, this is “the largest outage we’ve ever seen on Downdetector with over 10.6 million problem reports from all over the globe.”
Newsweek reported that there were 10.6 million issues reported worldwide Monday, with the most coming from the U.S. at 1.7 million. Germany, reporting more than 1.3 million disruptions, was second.
“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 for any inconvenience.” Facebook posted on Twitter
Schroepfer again Twitted around 6:30 am, saying that Facebook services are slowly coming back online but may take some time to get to 100%.
MB Technews checked, and we can confirm that FB is now back. Instagram is now also up, and messages on WhatsApp are slowly coming in.
Facebook did not immediately provide a reason for the disruptions.