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Facebook explained what happened to cause yesterday's shutdown

March 14, 2019 - 3:33 pm

Did you have trouble logging on to Facebook or Instagram on Wednesday? Now we know the reason why.

On Thursday afternoon, Facebook posted that a "server configuration change" led to the outage across multiple platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.  The company apologized for the inconvenience to users saying the issue has since been resolved and "our systems are recovering." 

Related: Jokes flood to Twitter while Facebook, Instagram websites are shutdown

A service called Downdetector reports it was the largest Facebook outage they've ever recorded, going back to 2012, with more than 7.5 million users reporting problems.

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