What is causing the Facebook outage?

Facebook issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that the cause of the outage was a configuration change to the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between the company’s data centres, which had a cascading effect, bringing all Facebook services to a halt.

How long did Facebook outage last?

six hours
Facebook, Instagram and the widely-used WhatsApp messaging service are gradually returning to normal after an hours-long global outage that disabled the Facebook-owned social media platforms for some six hours.

Is WhatsApp run by Facebook?

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have started to come back online after being down for more than six hours in a major outage. The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – stopped working shortly before 5pm.

What caused Instagram outage?

Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says. The company says the cause was a faulty configuration change. All three services are owned by Facebook and could not be accessed over the web or on smartphone apps.

How can I fix my Facebook page problem?

How do I troubleshoot something that’s not working on Facebook?

  1. Refresh the page.
  2. Close the page and reopen.
  3. Clear your cache by going to your browser settings.
  4. Try again with a different browser (example: if you’re on Chrome, try Firefox).
  5. Restart your computer.

Is Facebook outage related to whistleblower?

Following the Sunday “60 Minutes” interview with the whistleblower, identified as Frances Haugen, a data scientist, the company put out a statement defending itself. Facebook’s stock took a severe hit Monday following the whistleblower’s revelations and the outage, recording its worst day of the year.

Are Facebook and Instagram connected?

Learn how to connect a Facebook Page. Connecting your Instagram account to your Facebook profile means share content like stories and posts directly from Instagram to Facebook. Tap Add Facebook account and log in to or select the account you want to connect.

How does FB make money?

Facebook sells ads on social media websites and mobile applications. Ad sales are the primary source of Facebook’s revenue. Facebook is experiencing increasing demand for advertising amid an acceleration of the shift to online commerce spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic.