Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram back after seven hour outage

Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram back after seven hour outage

Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours.
According to Facebook, the cause of the outage was due to a faulty configuration change.
All platforms owned by Facebook and could not be accessed over the web or on smartphone apps.
"Downdetector, which tracks outages, said it was the largest failure it had ever seen, with 10.6 million problem reports around the world," according to BBC.
The services went down at about 16:00 GMT with users beginning to gain access to the sites at around 22:00.
Facebook's Tuesday said that the faulty configuration change affected the company's internal tools and systems which complicated attempts to resolve the problem.
"No evidence that user data was compromised as a result of this downtime," it added.
Earlier, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised to those affected by the outage.
Some news sites have established that Zuckerberg has lost million of dollars. 


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