Wednesday 16 August 2017

Status update: Facebook back up after unscheduled outage

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Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Facebook users flocked to Twitter this afternoon to lament the temporary loss of Facebook

The social website giant entered into read-only mode this afternoon.

The unscheduled downtime was initially believed to be for maintenance although it was not pre-announced.

However, Ian Mackenzie, the European communications director for Facebook tweeted confirmation of the outage, seemingly confirming that, in fact, the outage was not planned by the company despite belief it was for unscheduled maintenance.

Facebook users took to Twitter to complain. Here we've gathered some of the best tweets of the panicked Facebookers.

 

 

UPDATE:

Ian Mackenzie, the European communications director for Facebook (ironically) tweeted the below confirmation of the outage, seemingly confirming that, in fact, the outage was not planned by the company despite belief it was for unscheduled maintenance. 

 

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