The flaw in & # 39; service lasted more than two hours and was a trend on Twitter – one of & # 39; Some social networks run late on the Sunday morning – with the #facebookdown, #instagramisdown, #whatsappdown (Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp)) most commonly used.
It was at 11.30 on Sunday, April 12 that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp worked, a worldwide failure it lasted more than two hours. It was just at 2 pm that Markets Zuckerberg's social network was re-operational. The instant messaging system Messenger (also from Facebook) was also available.
A business speaker told Reuters that Facebook – who was in Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014 – complained about the incident complaint and denied "all the trouble" to the millions of users around the world.
The second failure in services in less than a month
However, the social network does not complain, what arose this defect in the service, the second in less than a month.
Already on March 13, Facebook users reported several shortcomings in access to the social network and Portugal was not an exception. The complaints had problems loginnow feed of news and even a full guilty of 'service', to 'the worst ever'. Only the next day, Mark Zuckerberg's business was considered to be causing problems.
At present, the technology giant, based in California, has justified the inability of the Facebook application family to a "server configuration" again. "We've decided the issues and our systems are repeating. We get the overload and we thank everyone for their patience," Facebook reports on the social network. Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp were also influenced.
The interruption of services has affected the last month sites such as Tinder and Spotify, who use the Facebook credentials and for that reason cannot authorize login.
Services that are not available for two months or more, but at & # 39; end of & # 39; a day, the company did not explain what happened or how many users were affected.
By service failure, the Down Detector,site that reports reports in various services online, registered 14 526 complaints about problems on Facebook, 7748 regarding Instagram and 3078 related to WhatsApp.
Weather – Agrarwetter Problems sending messages via Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, updating Facebook & Instagram pages and even accessing it sites of these social networks. The failures were included in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Facebook with 2.3 billion users
The service history in & # 39; e Facebook family of applications is long. In 2008, for example, the social network for almost a day is accessible through a bug many of its 150 million users at a time.
The social network currently has about 2.3 billion monthly users worldwide. Although the measure of damage to this new flax is not yet known, the impact will be high, as many companies use Facebook services as means of communication. Also the advertising industry, with advertising pay more and more on these platforms online, are affected.
The company that founded Mark Zuckerberg has set up instagram in 2012 for $ 1 billion, and WhatsApp, bought in 2014 for $ 19 billion (about 17 billion euros).