Victims of a long outage that lasted more than six hours, the social network Facebook and its Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger applications were restored on Monday evening.
It was around 11:44 a.m. (Eastern time) this morning that the first outages were reported. More than 125,000 people have reported connection incidents on the various Facebook platforms to Downdetector.
Reacting to this failure which cost the Californian giant dearly, Facebook’s communications department said it was aware that some “people are having difficulty accessing our applications and products.”
“We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience,” the source added.
On the specialist site Downdetector, which tracks digital service outages and which identified that of the social media giant as “the largest it has ever seen,” incident reports were largely down around 10 p.m. GMT.
On Wall Street, today’s blackout had a huge impact on Facebook’s price, which fell nearly 6%.