This Tuesday, October 12, 2021 SeneNews announced that Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram have, for more than an hour, stopped working for Senegalese users. The information is denied by the communication services of the American firm.
“There was no failure impacting our products in Senegal on October 12, 2021. The description given in the following article confuses the details of the failures of last week. “, Announces a spokesperson for Facebook.
To clarify :
Currently, there are no outages affecting our platforms.
Last week we had two outages: one on October 4 and one on October 8, 2021. These two outages were unrelated.
Regarding the October 8 blackout:
The cause was a configuration change and this affected our users globally.
Engineers have 100% confirmed that this outage was NOT related to the October 4 outage
Regarding the October 4th blackout, we published a post that describes what happened during the October 4th blackout: here.