: Waiting for next track...

Index >>

News

Facebook down for hours in 'worst ever' outage

facebook

Published by Emma Carton at 6:43am 14th March 2019.

Facebook has gone down for eight hours in what is thought to be the worst outage in its history.

Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger also had problems from around 3pm on Wednesday.

Bosses say it is a "partial outage", affecting users in the east and west coasts of the US and Europe.

Many could not post, send pictures or in some cases log on at all, on either desktop or mobiles.

Posting on its developer site, Facebook said it was investigating and trying to get the problem fixed.

"We are currently experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly.

"We are investigating the issue and working on a resolution".

Facebook

It also TWEETED to explain a bit about what was going on, confirming that the issue is "not related to a DDoS attack", or cyber attack.

The problems sparked a flurry of comments and amusing memes on Twitter... 

Some users even likened what was happening to the apocalypse!

Some of the problems seems to have been resolved but there is still no official word on what caused it.

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all KL.FM 96.7 platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from KLFM 96.7

Become a KL.FM VIP

Log in | Sign up