Business / Facebook, Instagram go down for hours in biggest outage ever

Hindustan Times : Mar 14, 2019, 10:05 AM

Facebook on Wednesday suffered its biggest global outage ever as its key applications including Instagram and Messenger went down for more than 8 hours. Facebook and other applications resumed early morning for some users. Facebook hasn’t disclosed what caused the outage yet. We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. The outage map suggests services resumed early morning.

The Facebook outage comes shortly after Google users faced similar outage with its Maps and Drive services. Google later apologized for the interruption in the services.

This is not the first time Facebook has experienced such global outage. In November last year, Facebook was down for approximately 40 minutes. The social networking company had then blamed a test for the interruption in services. The Wednesday outage, however, is the biggest Facebook suffered ever.