Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Android App was the subject of a technical glitch that made it impossible for users to load their News Feed’s and notifications, mostly affecting people with Android phones. Over 1500 users reportedly experienced the outage according to data published by live graphs.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has already confirmed to being a technical hitch that meant some people could not be able to access notifications and reload stories on their News Feeds. Thousands of people took to rival Twitter to air their anger with one user complaining that he kept getting an error on reloading the news feed. However, the problem was fixed later with the social giant affirming that everything was back to normalcy.
Communication breakdown at Facebook
The breakdown in connection for some people could not have come at a better time as most of them joked saying it would result in global productivity as people would focus on their daily routines rather than spend too much time on the network. The technical glitch coincided with Facebook unveiling Messenger as standalone website.
Facebook is moving to rebrand Messenger from just being an app to a platform that can support other apps and services. Messenger now has a web version of its own allowing users to log into their accounts and access Messenger as a standalone website on a browser. The web version comes with a similar design as the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s app but with no distractions such as ads, links and photos, synonymous with the News Feed on the main page.
Facebook Messenger goes it alone
Facebook is betting big on the messaging app having grown in popularity since its debut to boast of over 600 million users. The next step is monetizing the platform as the company looks to generate a substantial amount of revenue from it.
During the just completed F8 conference Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) opened Messenger to developers allowing them to integrate their apps into the platform as one of the ways of monetizing it. The social giant is also moving to make shopping easier online with the integration of a payment feature that allows users to send and receive money.
The payment feature could further be transformed into a buy button allowing users to buy goods directly from advertisers as the social giant moves to revamp its advertising business. The app is up and running when it was checked last time.