Social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday.
The outage is reported to have left some three billion online users frustrated and unable to connect all over the world.
The social tools including Facebook’s own Messenger service were first reported as not being available from 04:25pm on Monday.
On Twitter, @WhatsApp wrote, “We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment.
“We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.
“Thanks for your patience!”
@Facebook tweeted, “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.
Also, @InstagramComms wrote on Twitter, “Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them. Bear with us, we’re on it! #instagramdown.”