Facebook down: App back after brief outage

  • Meta Platforms' Facebook app faced a brief outage including in India, but is now back up.

| Updated on: Oct 19 2023, 00:54 IST
Meta kills off Dead and Buried, Bogo, and more on Oculus Rift, Quest VR headsets
1/5 As per a report by UploadVR, Meta is discontinuing 3 of its games for the Oculus Rift and Quest VR headsets - Dead and Buried, Dead and Buried II, and Bogo. All three games will not be supported after March 15, 2024. (Bloomberg)
2/5 Meta sent out notices to the owners of these games via email. Meta’s policy requires it to inform game owners 180 days in advance before shutting down games. The company has also removed them from the Oculus store and they cannot be purchased from now on. This development comes after Meta shut down another popular Oculus game, Echo VR, in February. (REUTERS)
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3/5 Dead and Buried - Dead and Buried is a Western multiplayer shooter where you are put in a world full of gunslingers and ghosts in Dead and Buried. Players can live out their Wild West fantasies such as robbing a train, dueling with other players, or team up and take on hordes of creatures. (Meta store)
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4/5 Dead and Buried II - A sequel to 2016’s Dead and Buried, Dead and Buried II takes the Western gunslinging of the previous game and dials it up a notch. Players can choose from 6 gunslingers in this multiplayer action shooter to become the best gunslinger in the Wild West, while also battling it out against the undead. (Meta store)
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5/5 Bogo - Bogo is a single-player virtual pet simulator featuring a scaling play area. Players can create their pets, and nurture them, with available actions such as feeding them, giving them belly rubs, and more. (Meta store)
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Downdetector reported a sudden spike in number of problem reports submitted about Facebook. (REUTERS)

Meta Platforms' Facebook app faced a brief outage including in India, but is now back up. Many users reported that they were not being able to post any updates for a while and the same was reported by Downdetector with a sudden spike in number of problem reports being submitted by some fuming users.

As many as 50% of these were from App users, 33% on the Website and as many as 17% on server connection. The problem persisted for some users for over 2 hours although the jump to normalcy was as quick as the spike.

While the glitch has been solved, Facebook has not reacted to the problem so far.

On Downdetector, some frustrated users got quite personal and addressed their problem directly to the Meta CEO. Monnie T. Dabney posted, “Hello Mark Zuckerberg, I can't login to my Facebook account. It's just loading, I can't connect to my business partner. Please solve server down problem. ”

Some even thought they had been banned by Facebook as is clear from this user's post, “i had to get on here and check to see if anyone else was having problems with theirs. i thought i was in facebook jail for a second. ?”

Check out the Facebook outage on the Downdetector graphic below:

Facebook outage
Facebook outage report
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Facebook outage report

However, if you are still not being able to post, then you should also check your Internet connection as well as try and post on some other social media handles that you may have to clear things up.


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First Published Date: 19 Oct, 00:40 IST