We all know that Facebook-owned social media applications and services, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, have experienced a major 7-hour breakdown that hindered approximately 3.5 billion users from accessing its services. However, many users have reported that Facebook’s bouquet of applications, including WhatsApp, experienced another major breakdown today, just a week after the previous 7-hour major breakdown.
As per a report issued by DownDetector, all Facebook-owned messaging apps initiated experiencing another breakdown that started at 11 AM PT or 11:30 PM IST on Friday, October 8. The report further suggested that nearly 11 WhatsApp down reports at about 11:40 PM on October 8 peaked at 120 reports at 12:25 AM. And it arrived around 12 reports at around 11:25 AM on October 9. The fault was subsequently solved, and WhatsApp is back online currently.
Users promptly rushed to Twitter to be informed about the breakdown and air their frustration.
Twitter user Mukesh Meena said in a post,
“#instagramisdown #Instagram #WhatsAppDown #facebookdown @twitter remains undefeated again.”
Joked another Twitter user Arthur Mbugwa,
“WhatsApp went down last night and has not woken up! Stay with the bluebird.”
Another user stated on Twitter,
“Too much infrastructure for facebook servers to be down globally again. Nothing better than some market manipulation right.”
Facebook, too acknowledged the issue from its Twitter page. The social media giant said that it was trying hard to fix the WhatsApp crash issue.
According to a tweet posted by Facebook,
“We’re so sorry if you weren’t able to access our products during the last couple of hours. We know how much you depend on us to communicate with one another. We fixed the issue — thanks again for your patience this week.”
As per the company’s subsequent tweet,
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Earlier this week, the first time this occurred, Facebook had accused a ‘defective configuration modification’ for the major worldwide breakdown. “Our technical teams have knowledgeable that configuration modifications on the backbone routers that manage network traffic between our data centres resulted in problems that disturbed this communication.
This obstructed network traffic had a cascading impact on the way our data centres communicate, delivering our services to a halt,” according to the company at the time. However, the company does not reveal any reason why the messaging app WhatsApp was again down yesterday.