Ever since noon yesterday (eastern time), Facebook has been unavailable. While the experience was different for everyone and the site is back up for many people, Facebook is still down for some users after almost 24 hours.
The problem many people were reporting yesterday and still today was that they were able to log in and load the pages but couldn't post, comment, like or engage with the posts on the site at all. For other people, they weren't even able to log into the site at all. The outage also resulted in other apps in the Facebook family being down, particularly Whatsapp and Instagram.
Fortunately, Instagram announced last night that they were back up and running around midnight, but Facebook's official Twitter account has given no such update on the outage there. That's because while many people are overjoyed today to see the networks come back up, others are still being left completely in the dark by both Facebook and Instagram.
Having been almost 24 hours since the site first went down, this officially makes it the longest outage in history. In fact, that record was broken last night around 2 AM EST when the outage hit the 14-hour mark. This is understandably a big hit to the company since millions of users were unable to access their platforms. Without Facebook, they are turning to Twitter to express their feelings.
Hundreds of user have been confirming online that their accounts are still down or that they can't post.
@facebook Still down in Florida.— DAP (@2020site) March 14, 2019
My Facebook account is still down since March 14, unable to post, like and comment !— Meng Teck Lim (@mengtecklim) March 14, 2019
WTF ... Facebook still down today? Anyone else?— Bandit (@BanditRocksLA) March 14, 2019
Facebook STILL down. Ugh.— Stephanie King (@Steph_King79) March 14, 2019
Are Facebook and Instagram still down? Mine aren’t working 😩— Emilyyyy (@em_gundlach) March 14, 2019
Meanwhile, others are expressing their anger towards the company Facebook.
#FacebookDown FACEBOOK STILL CAN'T POST OR COMMENT. Give me a fucking break. @facebook positions themselves as a communications service, but when it goes down, they don't even give us information. FUCK THIS. It won't happen again. Not for me, anyway.— Matt Traywick (@MattTraywickSF) March 14, 2019
Why is it still down? 24 hours now? This is ridiculous. Some of us run businesses through social media.— Alison (@Boss_Mom715) March 14, 2019
Day 2 and still cant login to facebook. Their efforts to give anyone a coding gig have clearly dumbed down the shop.#facebookdown— Joe Del Norte (@joe_norte) March 14, 2019
Of course, there are also all the conspiracy theories.
What if Facebook went down because Harvard finally unplugged the tower PC in Mark's old room where it's still hosted— Christopher Mims 🎆 (@mims) March 14, 2019
Still off topic, how interesting Facebook and Instagram were down at the same time during the Brexit votes! Hmm. Conspiracy methinks— G Dogg (@GarethDavis50) March 14, 2019
Hahaha!!!! Facebook is under criminal investigation and is shutting down to scrub files. It's a war between the Giants at CIA and NSA. Facebook is CIA.— Mika Daniel Turrell (@TurrellMika) March 14, 2019
If Facebook is still down for you today, just know, you're not alone!