Tough week for Facebook
Instagram is here facing problems for many of us ledgeBut it turns out that the problem may be much broader than that, according to a statement from Facebook.
“We know that some people are having problems accessing our apps and products,” Facebook said in a tweet. “We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.”
The scope of the problems is not clear. Sometimes my Instagram feed refreshes, and other times, I get an error. However, over the past few minutes, things have been working fine, and I haven’t had any issues with Facebook’s website.
The problems followed an earlier massive outage on Monday, which shut down Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus for nearly six hours. In a clarification posted a day later, Facebook said the backbone connecting the company’s data centers around the world had inadvertently shut down. The outage was so widespread that it even broke internal systems used by Facebook employees, forcing them to communicate with company-provided Outlook accounts instead.