On Wednesday, Facebook experienced a major but partial outage that lasted most of the day. In my personal experience, I first noticed this when I tried to send a photo through Facebook Messenger and it kept failing, although I was still able to send and receive messages. Later in the day, I realized WhatsApp was also experiencing issues when I couldnt send messages.
On Thursday, Facebook tweeted that the interruption of many Facebook and its family of apps and services was due to a server configuration change. Everything seemed back to normal for me later on Wednesday night. According to CNN the outage had lasted over 14 hours.
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. Were very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyones patience. Facebook (@facebook) March 14, 2019
As of Thursday afternoon, Facebooks issue has been resolved and its systems are recovering. We hope that this is just a coincidence that the same day as Facebooks outage, The New York Times had released a major report that Facebook is under criminal investigation when two undisclosed companies were subpoenaed for detailed reports.