Facebook struggles to restore its services fully on Thursday. After a 17-hour partial outage made the world’s largest social network inaccessible to users across the globe. It was driving a wave of online complaints.
The number of reports on the crowd-sourced DownDetector website – one of the internet’s most used sources of numbers on outages – peaked at just over 12,000, gradually falling to a couple of hundreds by early Thursday.
But with thousands of users complaining on Twitter under the hashtag #facebookdown, a number of media reports put the number affected in the millions.
A Facebook spokesman, asked by Reuters for more details, would only repeat the company’s initial statement on the outage on Wednesday, saying that it was working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook apps were down for much of Wednesday, although the photo-sharing social network said it was back up early on Thursday. Facebook was yet to provide an update on its other services.