Here’s Why Facebook Was Down On Wednesday

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: The Facebook app logo is displayed on an iPad next to a picture of the Facebook logo on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
  • Did you have trouble logging on to Facebook or Instagram on Wednesday?  Now we know the reason why.
  • On Thursday afternoon, Facebook posted that a ‘server configuration change’ led to the outage across multiple platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.  The company apologized for the inconvenience to users and says issue has since been resolved and that “our systems are recovering”.
  • A service called Downdetector says it was the largest Facebook outage they’ve ever recorded going back to 2012, with more than 7.5 million users reporting problems.
  • Were you affected by Wednesday’s outage?  Do you think your personal data is safe with Facebook?  Do you use Facebook more or less frequently than a year ago?


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