Based on a deleted Reddit post, it is conceivable that Facebook engineers will not remotely fix the errors that caused the shutdown.
Facebook stopped entirely at around 6 pm Hungarian time and with it Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. The service still didn’t come to fruition at the time of writing this article. In fact, according to previous information, the company’s employees ’ internal communication platform has also given in, and the company can’t receive external emails.
Precisely what may be behind the downtime is not yet known. The company has just issued a statement saying they are trying to fix the problem as soon as possible. However, IT expert Gábor Szöllősi writes that Facebook engineers cannot remotely remedy the problem from a deleted Reddit post.
“According to a deleted Reddit comment, the whole thing stopped after a network configuration change, and as a result, the engineers excluded themselves from the routers, so now we have to physically go there, plug in the laptop.”
Szöllősi wrote on Twitter.
It is not yet known whether this is indeed the case.