Facebook Says ‘We’re Sorry’ for Outages: Apps and Services Coming Back Online

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This morning Facebook and its apps and services, including WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger and more, went down for the count. The outage lasted most of the workday and many memes went viral about the incident.

Facebook this afternoon has released a statement, apologizing for the downtime. “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry,” said the social network.

“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,” said Facebook.

As for Instagram, they just said it is “slowly but surely coming back now – thanks for dealing with us and sorry for the wait!”.

Here’s an apparent explanation of what happened to Facebook today:

With Facebook’s apps and services down for the day, it’s likely productivity may have increased for both those at work and studying for school. How did you deal with today’s Facebook outages? Did you manage to survive?