Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after more than seven hours of global outage.
Tens of thousands of people across the world were left without access to their favourite social channels on Monday afternoon as the apps malfunctioned.
Facebook’s CTO Mark Schroepfer tweeted the company’s “sincere apologies” for the outage as he said they were experiencing “networking issues and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible”.
The outage started at about 4pm UK time, with Downdetector – which monitors’ the status of some of the most-heavily visited websites – receiving 75,600 reports relating to WhatsApp.
A total of 43% of users experienced issues with the app, with 27% being unable to send messages.
Mark Zuckerberg’s social giant Facebook – which owns Instagram and WhatsApp – has also been struggling, with a peak of 58,000 reports at about 4pm, although the number has now gone down to just under 30,000.
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