It’s okay, Facebook (FB), just don’t let it happen again! If you experienced issues logging into Facebook or its platforms last Friday, you weren’t the only one. Over 1.2m people were unable to log into Instagram while 23,000 users wouldn’t log onto WhatsApp.
The data was collected by the outage tracking website downdetector.com (of course there’s a website for this!). Downdetector tracks online outages by analyzing status reports from several different sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform.
It isn’t clear what caused the outages, and Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. We can only shake our heads and imagine all the quality selfies the world missed out on during the outage — but hey, nobody’s perfect.