Facebook experienced its biggest global outage since 2008, with Instagram and WhatsApp also down as of Monday afternoon. The outage began at around 12:00 p.m. As of 6:00 p.m.
Facebook has not issued a response in relation to the issue. According to CNBC, the outage marks the worst since 2008, when a bug took Facebook offline for about a day, though the site’s audience was merely a fraction of the three billion users it boasts today. According to The Verge, Facebook engineers have been sent to one of the company’s main data centers in California to try and solve the problem on location.
Mike Schroepfer, the company’s chief technology officer, tweeted that the company was experiencing “networking issues” and was working to “debug and restore as fast as possible.”
Social media services appear to have been restored to some users.