An access failure occurs on Facebook & Instagram, a disconnection state continues for more than 8 hours

Facebook has been unable to connect for some time due to an access failure. In addition, Instagram and WhatsApp under Facebook seem to be working poorly.


Facebook is down and Instagram is struggling

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The status of Facebook on Facebook's developer dashboard was "partially suspended" at around 1:00 on March 14th at 19:00 on March 13th, 2019 local time. . Even at the time of article creation, the status shows "partial failure", which means that access failure has continued for more than 8 hours.

Platform Status-Facebook for Developers

Facebook is investigating the cause of the access failure, "There is a problem that some API requests may take a long time, or may fail unexpectedly. We investigate and solve the problem. “I'm working on it,” which suggests that it is an obstacle due to an API request issue.

USA TODAY said Ronald Dublin, an engineer working at Netscout, a network performance company, says that "access failure occurring on Facebook is not inherently malicious, but such events are widespread. "It could be destructive," he added, saying that access failure is due to Internet traffic congestion that Internet companies in Europe accidentally encountered.

According to "Downdetector", a third-party service that reports the server status of each service, we can see that there is a rapid increase in reports of user access problems at around 1:00 on March 14 in Japan time.

Facebook down? Current problems and status. | Downdetector

The map below shows in which region server failure is occurring. It seems that access failure has occurred mainly in areas such as Japan, the United States, and Australia.

Looking at the status of Instagram, the number of reports of defects has also been increasing since around 1 o'clock, and the number of reports reported over Facebook has been recorded at peak times.

Instagram down? Current status and problems | Downdetector

In the case of Instagram, it seems that the obstacle in the United States is bigger than Japan.

"WhatsApp has also failed and reports WhatsApp related news, WABetaInfo notes that" The problem is with the server that sends the media. This is the same thing that bothers Facebook and Instagram. " It suggests that all the failures that occurred on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are due to the same cause.

In addition, Facebook and Instagram explain about access disorder on Twitter as follows.

"We recognize that some users are currently having problems accessing Facebook related apps. We are working to resolve them as soon as possible. In addition, the problem is a DDoS attack. Confirming that it is not related to

"We are aware that there are issues that affect the access of Instagram users. We are aware of the frustrating situation for our users, and the development team will try to resolve them as soon as possible. I am working hard. "

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