Facebook officially revealed the cause of “server configuration change” on Thursday caused the massive outage that affected its applications all over the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader, EFESTREND.NET writes.
According to the tracking website downdetector.com, in most areas of the world, the outage affected users for some 12 hours, with the biggest impact in Europe and North America.
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After acknowledging the problem on Wednesday, Facebook remained mum on the issue for nearly 24 hours before issuing an explanation and apology on Thursday.
A Facebook tweet said: “Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services. We’ve now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.”
The outage seems to be the worst ever for the internet giant that reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications.