Facebook was unfortunately suffering from a global outage for nearly two hours earlier today. But it was restored around 19:00 (Indian Standard Time). According to the Facebook for Developers forum, the outage was observed from 16:30 (IST) globally. Even I experienced the issue and was unable to send texts to people.
Facebook users tweeted about the outage like always. People on desktop, when tried sending messages, were unsuccessful because Messenger was “currently unavailable”. The problem was observed on both Mobile and Web.
Facebook twitteraties made hashtags like #FacebookDown and #FacebookMessengerDown trending.
#FacebookMessenger not working on desktop!! #facebookmessengerdownpic.twitter.com/IW7uxZSJpF
— Devashruti (@Devashrutib) December 5, 2017
Just when I thought everyone had blocked me, I jump on Twitter to confirm it’s not just me #FacebookMessengerDown #MessengerDown
— Andrew Benton (@And0) December 5, 2017
Facebook is DOWN, Messenger is DOWN #facebookdown#messengerdown Tell twitter because facebook won’t work! — Magik (@officialdjmagik) December 5, 2017
Facebook’s other counterpart WhatsApp was also down earlier this year and had returned after an hour. The Facebook team says that they are “constantly investigating” upon the issue.