Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down yesterday globally for few hours with people facing trouble while connecting and logging on to the family of apps. The latest outage came just a month after Facebook faced its longest disruption in March this year when some users around the world could not access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than 24 hours. Facebook has not yet specified the reason for the current outage – giving rise to several conspiracy theories about hackers and DDoS attacks.
More recently, the company admitted that it had accidentally deleted posts created by its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, over the years, but stopped short of explaining how that happened. And let’s not forget that Facebook is also busy tackling hate speech, fake news and conspiracy theories, though some leaked emails suggested that it was struggling in some areas.
As we wait for Facebook’s full recovery before we can spend the rest of the weekend spamming friends’ feeds, here’s hoping the company doesn’t turn such outage into a monthly event.