Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Back On Service After Faulty Configuration Change

Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are now running after faulty conguration changes which stated yesterday where by users couldn’t access the web and on smartphone apps.

According to the company it was caused by faulty configuration change while upgrading service system.

According to face book which manage all the three services, the system went down at about 16:00 GMT with users beginning to gain access to the sites at around 22:00.
“The faulty configuration change affected the company’s internal tools and systems which complicated attempts to resolve the problem.” Facebook said in the statement on Tuesday.

It also added that there was “no evidence that user data was compromised as a result of this downtime”.

Some people also reported problems using Facebook’s virtual reality headset platform, Oculus, and apps which require Facebook logins were affected, including Pokémon Go.

Several other tech companies, including Reddit and Twitter, poked fun at the social media giant’s predicament prompting responses from the affected apps.

The disruption comes the day after an interview with a former Facebook employee who leaked documents about the company.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised to those affected by the outage.

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