Facebook website suffered temporary outage
By Khaama Press - Tue Jan 27 2015, 11:24 am
Facebook, one of the world’s most popular social networking sites, faced a temporary outage due to unknown reasons on Tuesday.
The website refused to refresh, and multiple attempts led to the error message — “This website is not available.”
This is the second time Facebook is crashing during the past eight months. The site had went down for at least 15 minutes on 19th June last year.
The image sharing platform owned by Facebook – Instagram has also went down. ‘We’re aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience,’ Instagram said in a statement.
In the meantime, the service of the Facebook website was restored in about 40 minutes but there were no words regarding the reason that led to the outage.
According to reports, Facebook has about 1.25 billion users and Instagram has about 300 million.
In the meantime, reports suggest that Chat app AIM and dating app Tinder were also hit by the outage.