Facebook crash affects billions of users
The social media giant had a massive crash in its services during the day, affecting all users.
At around 10 a.m. (Eastern time) a complete crash of Facebook was reported, resulting in a failure of the company's servers and directly affecting associated applications such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, Oculus and, of course, its main app, Facebook. The service was restored eight hours later.
The fall of the applications affected more than three billion users who use its messaging, photo, video and streaming services on a daily basis. Since users made evident the crash of Facebook and its affiliated applications, the only official statement released by the company was an apology and a message of encouragement assuring that engineers were working on the problem.
"We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing our applications and products. We are working to get everything back to normal as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience," Facebook said in a tweet an hour after the crash.
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.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021