According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, Facebook and Instagram services, including Workplace and Messanger were not available to users. This Facebook, Instagram breakdown lasted for approximately an hour between 11 pm and 12 am IST as per the website.
Moreover, tens of thousands of users were unable to access these services due to this Facebook, Instagram breakdown late Saturday night. And it is still a hot topic to talk about today on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media applications.
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Here’s the reason behind this outage of Facebook and Instagram
There was a technical glitch that causes this Instagram breakdown and hindered users from getting access to their accounts.
A Facebook representative was quoted as stating by Reuters,
“We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted.”
Taking into consideration there was so much gossip on other social media applications on this outage, the company also expressed regret. It stated,
“We apologize for any inconvenience”.
What the issue was with Facebook and Instagram
As per the report issued by Downdetector.com, the most reported issues faced by Facebook users were at the time of log-in. On the other hand, some users were facing problems with photos.
Instagram service was not available but for a shorter period of time between 11:30 pm to 12 am. The most reported problems for Instagram were newsfeed not refreshing, logging in, and the website. However, when it comes to Facebook Messenger, there was rarely any reported breakdown by users on Downdetector.com.
Facebook and Instagram breakdown: How frequent?
Previously, several times Facebook services faced a breakdown this year. There have been a few examples where Facebook services were down in different parts of the world. Instagram and Facebook users were unable to send or receive messages earlier in April 2021, thanks to the services facing a breakdown.
Instagram and Facebook users faced a short breakdown. Users all over the world were not able to log in to any of the three apps Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook. Furthermore, Facebook users were unable to refresh the Facebook News Feed during this breakdown.
Gmail, Google, and Youtube also face these types of breakdown
Not so long ago, other famous services including Google, YouTube, and Gmail were down for users in parts of North America. Users experienced problems logging in and getting access to these websites.
Furthermore, Twitter also encountered a short breakdown last Thursday because the service was moderately not available to some users. Google Meet was further down for users in India for a couple of hours last month.