Facebook Messenger still down for some after massive outage
The Facebook Messenger app suffered a massive outage today. Given the extreme popularity of the application, a very large number of users were affected. Following are some of the tweets from users after they found the app was down.
If your Facebook messenger is down, log in to Facebook on your PC (or use the browser on mobile) and then like something. You should then get a prompt for a captcha
Complete that and your messenger will be up and running again!
(This doesn't work on the FB app!)
— ｔａｙｏ (@Tayyography) September 1, 2018
Facebook Messenger is down. What will the world do?!
— Jaclyn (@jaclyn613) September 1, 2018
So apparently Facebook Messenger is down…and people have been freaking out.
Did you know that your phone can ALSO make phone calls to contact people? pic.twitter.com/03MNzbAtXn
— Scott Derek (@Scott_Derek) September 1, 2018
facebook messenger is down. alert mark
— jastej (@icedteacommie) September 1, 2018
So facebook messenger is down in case anyone was wondering…
— Britt Myer (@SpeaksBrittlish) September 1, 2018
— Claire Lovell (@halfwrittensong) September 1, 2018
A large number of reports said only the app was down, meaning users could still access the service through other platforms like desktop. However, given the fact that a large majority of users likes to chat on the go, the problem quickly became a big deal.
While the worst seems to be over, there are still reports about the service not being accessible. However, it’s reasonable to assume these are just the final wave of users, for whom the problem will get resolved shortly.
In case the problem persists for long, do let us know by dropping a comment below. We’ll update the story accordingly.
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