What seems like a major global break down, the mighty social networking sites owned by Facebook had a downfall yesterday. So basically it was Facebook down, indicating the whole company was down.
Major social media networking sites included Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram. Users around the world realized that this was not a fault in their smartphones or internet connection, its again, a Facebook fault.
People like me, who are always on their phones, were the first one to realize that something is wrong with the applications. Whatsapp was sending and receiving messages but was unable to download content like voice messages, videos, pictures and even stories that people publish on their status.
Facebook, on the other hand, was working very inadequately. And alike Whatsapp, it too was suffering in downloading content on the newsfeed.
Even the social media platform associated with the picture and video contents, Instagram, was down yesterday causing international irritation.
Instagram, Whatsapp, Facebook down; How did People React to This Global Internet Site Disruption?
Can we just start with my overreaction to this disruption?
So like any other day, I was chilling on my phone, swinging through my 3 favorite social media sites; Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram. When all of a sudden my friend sent a voice note in one of the WhatsApp groups we were connected on, which was unable to download.
The downloading failed, showing an error and asking me to inform the particular user to send the voice note again. Without going through the news in my Facebook newsfeed, I thought that my internet connection is responsible for this disruption, so I immediately switched to the Data connection. However, what became a reason for me to search further, was that even in data connection the content was incapable of being downloaded on Whatsapp.
That’s when I went to Facebook to see whether the situation on Whatsapp that I faced has happened with anyone else or not. Again, to my surprise, Facebook was not working as it usually does. The images were not appearing and videos were not loading on my newsfeed. And that’s when people started informing their current reaction to this global outrage.
Some of my easily frustrated colleagues deleted then reinstalled the applications, while others restarted their gadgets, and oh, some went too far and factory reset their entire phone resulting in loss of data.
Between all this drama, Twitter had been the medium on which user around the world shared their frustration caused by Facebook-owned applications.
— Navid Khataei (@Navid_kh) July 3, 2019
Hashtags likes, #Whatsappdown, #Facebookdown, and #Instgramdown started trending on Twitter.
What Response Does Facebook has About this Global Situation?
This wasn’t the first time that all three social networking sites owned by Facebook stopped. This were greater than Facebook down. Last time a similar thing happened and the company blamed it as a server issue. The company claimed that the server issues affected all three sites as they all share the same infrastructure.
The incident occurred in March was known as the biggest outage in the history of interest.
As far as the recent outage is concerned, Facebook issues statement on its official Twitter account.
We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We're sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #facebookdown
— Facebook (@facebook) July 3, 2019
The tweet above showed that the company is aware of the problem and was busy solving it as well. However, the solution took quite a few hours as the applications weren’t fully stable even after good 4- 5 hours, which is a big setback for the world’s biggest social media power.
However, now that you’re seeing this blog, the issues have been solved and all the three Facebook-owned applications are working perfectly.
So happy internet to everyone, let’s all enjoy the cyber frustration, no Facebook down anymore.