Users across the world late on Monday were relieved of the tension that arose in the wake of the unexpected shutdown of WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram when the three popular social media platforms came back online.
It was a shutdown that cut many unaware as people including billionaire owner of the platforms Mark Zuckerberg begun to count their losses within few hours that situation lasted on Monday.
It was however a sigh of relief when the platforms returned
Reports from International media outlets indicated that the shutdown was “because of a problem in the company’s domain name system, a crucial component of the internet.”
Earlier, all visitors to the Facebook platform could see was an error page or a message that their browser could not connect.
However, WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the period.
But the challenge was resolved at about 10:50 PM and users can now access all three social media platforms.
Following the reconnection, Facebook in a tweet thanked all its users who waited patiently as it addressed its challenges.
“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.”
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.
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 4, 2021
During the outage, many took to Twitter to share their frustrations, concerns and kept pondering as to when exactly the social media platforms would start functioning, while a lot of [people switch to another social media platform, Telegraph to reach out to their contacts.