Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Services Restored
On October 5, 2021, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down for millions of users around the world, according to complaints from users around the world and data from outage tracking website Downdetector.com.
I personally tried to send my wife some messages severally but couldn’t and i had to resort to Telegram to send her a message
The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5 pm WAT. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.
In response to this outage, Facebook took to Twitter to explain that it’s working to resolve the issue.
“We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment,” the messaging platform’s official Twitter handle said. “We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.”Facebook – Twitter
As of today, October 6, 2021, all services have been restored and users the world over are back to using their favorite platforms.
How did the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage affect you and what did you use as an alternative to send messages?