Instagram and Whatsapp Down Again
Instagram and Whatsapp Down Again what it means for your Business
Even if you live on Mars you would have noticed that Instagram and WhatsApp were down for hours today (04-07-2019).
Thing is, it has almost become a regular occurrence and people are getting used to it.
As a business owner, what does this mean to you?
You may not have admitted that the constant failings of the facebook group of apps are affecting your business. I am here to tell you that it is. Also, I will like to let you know that you can do your business beyond failings of WhatsApp and Instagram.
How I knew the apps were down was terrible. I was in between a conversation with a client and was about to get a payment of $200 and I could not send voice notes. Neither could I send nor receive images. Thankfully, we could also communicate on other mediums chief of which is via our official email accounts. It saved me valuable time and money most importantly.
Instagram and Whatsapp Down: Way Out
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As seen on the Independent
Last time all three of Facebook’s major services broke, the outage lasted for many hours. It later blamed that problem on a server issue that had a knock-on effect on Instagram and WhatsApp, as well as Facebook, since the three use shared infrastructure.
“As a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services,”. Facebook posted on Twitter after that previous outage was fixed. “We’ve now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience.”
When those problems happened in March, they were said to be perhaps the biggest outage in the history of the internet. It hit millions of people.
“By duration, this is by far the largest outage we have seen since the launch of Downdetector in 2012,” Tom Sanders, co-founder of Downdetector, told Techcrunch in the wake of that outage. “Our systems processed about 7.5 million problem reports from end users over the course of this incident. Never before have we such a large scale outage.”