The Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Controlling Shareholder of Facebook, Inc., Mark Elliot Zuckerberg has apologised for the unforeseen global outage of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.
The global outage which lasted for over six hours has drawn many reactions from the users of the three social media platforms across the whole world.
Hotnewsinnaija.com gathered that the outage started at about 4 pm Nigerian time, with Downdetector which monitors the status of some of the most heavily visited websites in the world received 75,600 reports relating to WhatsApp.
Reports have it that a total of 43% of users experienced the app malfunctioning, with 27% being unable to send or receive messages.
It was also gathered that Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp had also been struggling, with a peak of 58,000 reports at about 4 pm, while there were 30,800 reports relating to Instagram.
Responding to the lamentation of the social media platforms users, the American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist took to his official Facebook page to apologise for the inconveniences they might have experienced.
He noted that it is clear to him how much they depend on the service the social media platforms rendered to stay connected with their family and friends, most especially, those they care about.
In his post:
“Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now. Sorry for the disruption today — I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about.