The outage elicited both frustration and delight.
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are starting to come back online after alasted more than six hours on Monday, disrupting communications for the company’s roughly 3 billion users.
“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 said in a tweet.