Facebook back online after major outage

FacebookPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

An internal error led to users worldwide not being able to access platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp on Monday night.

The platforms started to experience issues just after 5:30 PM, according to the website Downdetector. Just before midnight, the problems began to disappear.

“We have worked hard to restore access to our apps and services, and we are happy to say that they are now on becoming available again,” Facebook wrote on Twitter at 0:33 on Tuesday night.

The error also affected platforms such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger, which Facebook owns. The platforms share much of the same infrastructure.

Users who visited the pages received an error message stating that the site was not available.

Internal error

An internal error caused the issue, Facebook stated in a press release.

“The error had major consequences for how our data centers communicate, which led to a complete halt,” the company added.

“We have no evidence that user data was leaked as a result of the downtime,” they noted.

The error also led to problems in many of Facebook’s internal systems and tools. This led to the company taking longer to find and resolve the error.

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