Facebook blamed a massive outage that stretched into yesterday morning on a server configuration change. The world’s largest social network said it has resolved the issue, which affected millions of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users starting Wednesday. “We made a server configuration change that triggered a cascading series of issues. As a result, many people had difficulty accessing our apps and services,” the social media giant said in a statement. “Our systems have been recovering over the last few hours.” Facebook’s stock dropped nearly 2 percent after a 17-hour partial outage made the world’s largest social network inaccessible to users across the globe.
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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
Anddddd… we're back. pic.twitter.com/5E8UdlcsPJ
— Instagram (@instagram) March 14, 2019