Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram crash leaves over 33m Nigerians stranded

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By Prince Osuagwu & Juliet Umeh

The over 33 million energetic social media customers in Nigeria skilled heavy frustrations yesterday as Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram servers crashed leaving billions of customers internationally in limbo.

This is in regards to the third time the same destiny is befalling the platforms. In April and June this 12 months, the social networking websites all went down as a result of what was termed “network configuration issue”. In the same style, customers throughout the globe weren’t in a position to ship or obtain messages, on Whatsapp, as all of the messages and chats had been left undelivered.

The three platforms owned by Mark Zuckerberg and run on shared infrastructure are in regards to the largest social media market shareholders in Nigeria.

While Whatsapp management 93 % of the market, Facebook and Instagram management 86.2 and 73.1 per cents respectively.

This signifies that the majority of social media actions in Nigeria are carried out primarily on the three platforms.

Millions of Nigerians and their companies which run on these platforms remained stranded since round 5.00pm, Monday, when the incident occurred as they may not entry their handles.

Other merchandise which are a part of the identical household of apps, similar to Facebook Workplace, additionally stopped working.

The challenge first began with Facebook as guests merely noticed an error web page or a message that their browser couldn’t join. The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, however didn’t present new content material, together with any messages despatched or acquired through the issues, till they lastly stopped.

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Although Facebook Communications Executive, Andy Stone used the platform’s verified twitter deal with to apologise to customers and promised to rectify the issue as rapidly as potential, it couldn’t cease Facebook’s inventory from crashing by greater than 5 % within the US inventory trade couple of minutes after the event.

Stone mentioned: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience”.

Meanwhile, many Nigerians have rapidly moved accounts to telegram, twitter, Duo and different platforms for efficient communications.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram crash leaves over 33m Nigerians stranded

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