On Monday night, Facebook announced that its applications had returned to work after an interruption of about six hours.
The company apologized in a tweet via Twitter to users and business owners, and stated that its employees “worked hard to restore service.”
“To the huge community of people and companies around the world who depend on us: We’re sorry. We’ve worked hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report that they’re back online now. Thank you for your patience,” she tweeted.
For its part, the Instagram platform published a tweet confirming the “slow but sure return” of services.
The platform said in TweetInstagram is back slowly but surely for now. Thank you for dealing with us and we apologize for the delay.
The “WhatsApp” application confirmed the return of its services “slowly and cautiously.”
The app is mentioned in TweetWe apologize to everyone who was unable to use WhatsApp today. We are slowly and carefully starting WhatsApp again. Thank you very much for your patience. We will continue to update you as we get more information.
The applications of social networking sites, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, began to return to work, albeit slowly, after hours of complete interruption.
A global outage in the three application services owned by Facebook caused many users of these platforms to move to Twitter, in addition to the decline in the company’s shares and the wealth of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
New York Times reporter Shera Frankel tweeted: TwitterIt’s happening now..Facebook is slowly coming back and the employees who are overseeing misinformation are back in their offices.
Frankel had mentioned in Tweet Earlier, quoting a company employee, some workers were unable to enter the building to work on evaluating the malfunction because their badges were not working to open the doors.
It was noteworthy that Facebook released its data and updates regarding this flaw via the Twitter platform, and the first statement from the company via Twitter stated: “We realize that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience. No inconvenience.”
The New York Times had quoted Facebook as ruling out that the problem faced by the site is due to electronic attacks.
While it was not immediately clear what caused the outage, security experts pointed to a problem with the Domain Name system as the likely cause. A “domain name” allows web addresses to transport users to their destinations, and a similar outage in cloud services company AkamaiTechnologies Inc last July led to the shutdown of multiple sites.