Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram restored for users after nearly 6-hour outage
Three social media platforms identified as Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp have been restored after the trio suffered an outage that lasted almost six hours.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the three social media platforms – owned by Mark Zukerberg — completely stopped working shortly before 5 pm.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience”.
— Facebook App (@facebookapp) October 4, 2021
But in a tweet a few minutes ago, Facebook apologised to those affected by the outage while also stating that the platforms “are coming back online now”.
To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
Yesterdy’s outage was the second in 2021 with the first happening in March. It also marked the worst outage for the tech giant since 2008, when a bug knocked Facebook offline for about a day.
Recall that WITHIN NIGERIA had also reported that the net worth of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Facebook fell by nearly $7 billion barely after the company’s flagship products collapsed.