Facebook and Instagram, the image sharing platform owned by Facebook, went down around 07:40AM Nigerian Time IST on Tuesday. 27th of Jauary 2015, Visitors to Facebook were greeted by the message “Sorry, something went wrong. Users worldwide are experiencing issues connecting to Facebook and Instagram, both on the Web and via mobile apps. It’s not clear what’s causing the outage. However, Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is running as usual.The last instance of Facebook going down was back in September, when the social network went down twice that month. The most recent outage lasted about 15 minutes.We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can. Go Back” or simply experienced a “Cannot find server.”The reasons for the outage aren’t clear at this point. Thousands of people have taken to another social media website, Twitter to share their views. Currently Facebook haven’t said anything about why its gone down.
While there is no evidence that this outage is caused by hacker attacks, the Facebook page doesn’t seem to load at all and users aren’t provided with any error to detail the problem. On the other hand, some claim that at random times Facebook shows an error reading “Sorry, something went wrong. We”re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”
In addition to Facebook, several other online services also appear to be down at the time of writing this article, including Instagram, Tinder, AIM, and Hipchat. There’s still no confirmation that the outage experienced by all these services are connected to each other or not.
WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service that Facebook acquired last year, is up and running right now all over the world, with no reported downtimes during the social network’s connectivity issues.
At this point, Facebook and Instagram are unavailable both on the web and via smartphone apps, no matter the platform, so those who need to access their accounts right now have no other option than to wait and hope that the companies behind these two services would fix them as soon as possible.
Update 1: Instagram has just confirmed the issues and promised to deliver a fix as soon as possible.