Facebook was not the case on Wednesday for many users and didn’t get the problems for hours. Also Facebook members in Germany reported since the late afternoon problems.

Facebook’s photo platform Instagram and the chat service Messenger were partially affected also. The extent of the outage was unclear, Facebook language of “some people” that have problems.

short-term outages of Online services, although there are more and more frequent. That Facebook can’t fix with his experience with the infrastructure for several billion users of the problems for several hours, however, is unusual. The Online network stressed probably because of that that the problems were not caused by a so-called DDOS-attack is triggered. In such attacks, the Server will be flooded selectively with requests until they go in the knee.