Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp has shut down after some technical outraged faced by the company, with users unable to see posts or send messages.
The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm.
The spokesperson, Mike Schroepfer has jtweeted to offer his “sincere” apologies, saying that the site is “experiencing networking issues and teams are working as fast as possible to debug and restore as fast as possible”.
“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience”
Facebook’s outages happen relatively rarely but tend to be vast in their impact, not least because they affect three of the world’s biggest apps.