ON A DAY where millions of Facebook and Instagram users want to share Thanksgiving posts on their favourite social media platforms, it seems that the social network wasn’t feeling so festive.
Thousands of users complained about issues, citing problems with sharing posts and sending messages as Facebook and Instagram crashed out on Thanksgiving
It was unclear what caused the problems at Facebook and Instagram but this hasn’t been the first time they have temporarily collapsed.
As recently as October, both networks and another Facebook product, WhatsApp, were reportedly down for several hours. The apps run off a similar infrastructure and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has been working to integrate them further, as announced earlier this year.
Both Facebook and Instagram released statements this afternoon (Thursday) informing that one of their central software systems had cause many people to have trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps.
A Facebook spokesperson told CNBC. “We quickly investigated, started restoring access,” informing that they were monitoring for a full recovery and apologised for any inconvenience.
Twitter on the other hand seemed to be functioning without glitches allowing users to share posts and inform of error messages on the other platforms.
Perhaps the glitch was a blessing in disguise allowing family members to spend more quality time together
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