Social Media Platforms Went Down For Hours, Back To Normal Again

Tue Oct 05 2021 10:49:56 GMT+0530 (IST)

The users of the Social media giants Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram faced a lot of issues in accessing their accounts after the platforms were down for a few hours. The same was the situation for users across the globe. The users have expressed their dissatisfaction over the platforms going down.

After causing trouble to the users in using their accounts, the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram became accessible at midnight on Monday. Compared to the two platforms, the microblogging site Twitter had managed to come out of the outage.

As Twitter made accessible to the users while the two other platforms didn't, the Twitter users had brought their creativity by starting a meme fest. Users in various countries took a dig at the platforms over the outage.

Facebook and WhatsApp took to Twitter to say that there are few issues for the users and assured the users that the services will be restored and the work for the same had started already.

"We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience," Facebook said in a tweet after the platform went down.

"We're aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We're working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!" messaging platform WhatsApp said in a tweet.

"Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we're on it! #instagramdown," Instagram's post reads.

The Facebook outage had cost Mark Zuckerberg big time with him falling to 5th position in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index by losing as much as $7 billion. His wealth saw a massive dip hours after Facebook reported an outage.

Experts say that the social media giants reported an outage due to the issues faced by the domain of Facebook. The platform became inaccessible for the users with the technical errors that were unearthed in the domain. In the past 12 years, Facebook didn't witness such a massive outage.