Last Friday, Facebook owned major social networking sites: Instagram, Whatsapp
and Messenger were down due to some unforeseen reason. ?Many users trying to
access these social networking sites faced major hurdles ?as they were served
with a 5xx server error. Around 100,000 users reported on DownDectetor of the
issues with Instragram, 24,000 with Whatsapp and 5,000 with Messenger.
The error page of Instagram during Friday’s outrageFacebook has resolved the
technical issue and released a statement on The Telegraph with Margi Murphy.
“Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some
Facebook services,” Facebook said. “We resolved this issue for everyone, and we
apologize for any inconvenience.”
This outrage sparked memes all over the internet especially on Twitter:
> Everyone running to Twitter to confirm if Instagram and WhatsApp is down
[https://twitter.com/hashtag/instagramdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] pic.twitter.com/hOEJdzuVww [https://t.co/hOEJdzuVww]
? No Help (@parkthebus8989) March 19, 2021
Instagram announced with a tweet of their own once they were back on track:
> Some people were having issues with their Instagram accounts earlier, but we’re
back now. The issue’s been fixed and we’re sorry for the trouble. #instagramdown
[https://twitter.com/hashtag/instagramdown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] pic.twitter.com/dd9mJPiqDz [https://t.co/dd9mJPiqDz]
? Instagram (@instagram) March 19, 2021
[https://twitter.com/instagram/status/1372988380737204227?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] But this is not the first time Facebook owned social network has faced major
outrage. Back in December there were major blips on Messenger and Instagram Dms
and also on Thanksgiving 2019.