Facebook has recently provided an explanation regarding yesterday’s super-obnoxious social media outage. The Facebook family of apps, including Instagram, were down for nearly 14 hours, according to CNN. The outage caused uproar on one of the only working social media sites, Twitter.
That said, when the social networking sites were finally back in business, they took to Twitter to share the news with their followers.
Anddddd… we’re back. pic.twitter.com/5E8UdlcsPJ
— Instagram (@instagram) March 14, 2019
While Facebook ruled out the possibility of a DDoS attack yesterday, the social media site has since proposed another potential reasoning.
We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
“We made a server configuration change that triggered a cascading series of issues,” Facebook says in a story with USA Today. “As a result, many people had difficulty accessing our apps and services. Our systems have been recovering over the last few hours.”
Additionally, the network tweeted a similar statement earlier today, apologizing for the inconvenience.
Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We’ve now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 14, 2019
However, the social media platform did not elaborate on what kind of server configuration change they went through.
Yesterday, there were many reports of people being unable to access certain apps across the social media platforms. For example, many people had trouble posting and seeing Instagram Stories as well as sending and receiving direct messages.
Additionally, many users could not post anything to Facebook or even got “error” messages.
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