Three popular social media giants – Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram – stopped working in Nigeria on Monday evening.
MetroWatch observed that the three Apps owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure, all completely stopped working around 5pm on Monday.
This is not the first time the social networking apps have suffered an outage.
In April and June this year, the social networking sites all went down due to a “network configuration issue”, a development that affected their users across the globe.
Users were not able to send messages, receive messages on WhatsApp, as all the messages and chats were left undelivered.
Similarly, users of Facebook and Instagram applications could not view posts on refresh.
Facebook was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, who later bought WhatsApp and Instagram from the former owners.
Many users took to Twitter, a microblogging platform, to share their experiences.
The cause of the glitch was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
But, following the global outage of the social media platforms, WhatsApp says it is currently working to get back.
WhatsApp on its verified Twitter handle 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.”