The Facebook family went down yesterday. And it definitely caused outrage amongst its users. Facebook had faced problems loading images, videos, and other data across its apps. It left some people unable to load photos in the Facebook News Feed.
Users were not able to view stories on Instagram or send messages on WhatsApp. Facebook quoted that it was aware of the issues and was working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. The Facebook team blamed the outage on an error that was triggered during a routine maintenance operation.
Users apparently reported bugs, such as images not loading on Instagram and problems with Twitter direct messages Also some people faced that the app showing notifications for unread DMs that weren’t there when users checked their inbox.
The Facebook team spokesperson then calmed down the users by saying one of our routine maintenance operations, we triggered an issue that is making it difficult for some people to upload or send photos and videos.
It’s still very unclear what caused issues on Twitter. The company also refused to elaborate on the issues. But the glitches and issues on Facebook and Twitter were happening in pockets worldwide.
In March also Facebook and the facebook team was hit with a partial outage affecting users globally that stretched for almost 24 hours. The company also blamed a change it had made to its system for the outage. The interruption was also extended to its family including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, and other sites.