Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram creak back to life after unprecedented outage

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “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.”

 

The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5pm on Monday.

Users were able to access Facebook and Instagram from late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Security experts speculated the problem came following network changes, with the cause still unconfirmed.