- Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are finally back online after hours of outage experienced by their users globally
- The services of the social media platforms and messaging service were restored late Monday night, October 4
- Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Facebook Inc, in a post, apologised to the users for the disruption
After hours of an outage that was experienced globally, the services of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have been restored.
Legit.ng notes that the services were restored late Monday night, October 4, after a few hours of outage.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Facebook Inc, the owner of the three apps, also gave the update via his personal Facebook page shortly after the services were restored
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"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."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a spokesperson of the social media giant, Andy Stone, said the company apologised for the outage but gave no indication of what caused it.
Zuckerberg loses N2.4 trillion in one day amid Facebook outage
Meanwhile, Zuckerberg on Monday, October 4, suffered a significant loss in fortune as two major happenings weakened the confidence of investors in the social media giant.
Forbes reported that his fortune declined by $5.9 billion (about N2,430,896,630,319.77) to $117 billion in total.
The global business news media said the Facebook owner is now the world’s sixth-richest person.
Meanwhile, before the global outage, Facebook was already dealing with the case of a whistleblower who accused the company of putting “profits over people” and failing to maintain safeguards against misinformation after the 2020 presidential election in the United States.
Twitter reacts after Buhari's comment on lifting suspension
In other news, Twitter has given a crucial update on its discussion with the federal government to chart a new way forward. The platform in a brief statement by one of its spokespersons on Friday, October 1, stated that there is a strong hope for the restoration of the site for every citizen in the country.
The spokesperson whose identity was not revealed disclosed that so far talks with the government have been beneficial and promising toward achieving a fruitful partnership.
Meanwhile, barely four months after the suspension of the operations of the microblogging site, Twitter, in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 1, said he had directed a conditional lifting of the ban.