Facebook, Instagram and What's app Having Major issues today the day before the 4th of July. With the holiday here Facebook and other key social media platforms suffered a major hit today with errors running amuck. Do not feel alone if your pictures are not showing up, or if your ads have taken a hit today from the social media giant they are seeing some massive errors.
The first report came in from Dallas, Texas today around 6:30 am CST of a user unable to see his pictures and from there, millions across the world have experienced issues. This comes in as the 3rd major bug to hit Facebook in recent months. In March our team covered the 3-hour bug Facebook had seen.
Facebook stock closed today's market at $197.16 a -0.05% loss for them but if these bugs are not fixed soon it could be a lot worse for the company overall. Users in Europe, the US, South America Japan, and India were particularly affected. Now thousands of reports have come in from a crash to simple buggy issues but overall the social media giant is taking major hits once again.
If you were planning a major ad spend for the 4th of July you are best to wait out the crash. Our team will report back as soon as we know what the outcome and cause of this crash are.
List of Facebook's 8 crashes and issues Since February 2018:
February 2018 - Facebook bug show developers and hackers who you're talking to on messenger. A bug was found and closed, yet Facebook never pubically reported an issue.
March 2018 - Facebook admitted to knowing about massive data theft and does nothing to remedy it.
May 2018 - Millions have a post set to the public from Facebook Bug. As many as 14 million accounts affected. The fix took from May 24th - May 27th.
September 2018 - Facebook bug gave ap developers the ability to post as users and upload photos to users timeline without sharing. Photo API bug gave app developers access to photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users had approved to pull their timeline photos to also receive their Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and most worryingly, photos they’d uploaded to Facebook but never shared. Facebook says the bug ran for 12 days from September 13th to September 25th.
September 2018- Facebook announces hack on its systems exposed the private information of up to 50 million users.
March 2019 - Facebook and many other social sites affected with outage and bugs due to level 3 outage.
June 2019 - A malfunction in Facebook’s Software Development Kit that lets apps add Login With Facebook, sharing, and other features caused apps that integrate it like Timehop to repeatedly crash for about three hours.
July 2019 - Millions now reporting crash today July 3rd, 2019. We have yet to see a release of the source of the issue!
Update 4:20 PM:
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps,” Facebook relayed via Twitter a short while ago. “We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”
Update 4:40 PM:
As of only 3 minutes ago there are now over 7628 issues reported to down detector on facebooks outage. The site used to report outages is lighting up with world wide issues. SEE MORE from down decetor and what all has been going on!
Update 5:08 PM: Facebook releases another statment minutes ago as more users world wide experience issue. "During one of our routine maintenance operations, we triggered an issue that is making it difficult for some people to upload or send photos and videos. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience," a Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business, on behalf of its other apps Instagram and WhatsApp.
Twitter as well seems to be affected by what is now seeming to be more than a one company occurance in outages today. This morning Twitter released the following statement: "We're currently having some issues with DM delivery and notifications. We're working on a fix and will follow up as soon as we have an update for you. Apologies for the inconvenience," Twitter (TWTR) said in a tweet.