Yesterday, Facebook and Instagram users freaked out to see that their favorite social media platforms were down.
They were not down for everyone but just for some users. Both apps were able to open, but in most cases, they were missing a part of their functionality.
Facebook and Instagram down
Both platforms had issues especially when users tried to send and receive content and also when posting new material as well.
The issue did not impact all users as we just said and Fortune also reported the following: “In just our small tests, two people working from the same office didn’t get the same results: one was able to send Facebook Messenger messages and load Facebook, while another was not.”
This outage did not impact WhatsApp message in the US, but The Verge reported that users in Paraguay, India, Bangladesh, Argentina, and more noted that they experienced issues with sending messages.
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
Facebook did acknowledge the issue on Twitter and has said that it is working to solve the problem. More than that, they made sure to tell everyone that this is definitely not an attack.
“We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”
Even rapper Soulja Boy was mad and told people that he’d be coming up with a new solution of his own.
Oh wow the entire Facebook is down? That’s it I’m going to make a new social media network right now! This is unacceptable y’all have too much money for this smh 🤦🏾♂️
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) March 13, 2019
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg wants to read your mind
Meanwhile, it seems that Facebook is working on something huge these days. The platform is reportedly developing some pretty sci-fi tech that could make it possible to read your mind.
Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly detailed how they’re researching a “brain-computer interface.”
He addressed the issue during an interview with Harvard law school professor Jonathan Zittrain, according to Wired. He also made sure to explain how this would work.