Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram up and running for many after 7-hour shutdown

All three networks were hit with shutdowns earlier today leaving, with Facebook first reporting issues at around 4.55pm BST.

It has been estimated that around 2.8 billion users were affected by the outage.

The social media shutdown also prevented Facebook’s 60,000 employees from connecting to the company’s internal communications systems and even meant staff members in California were unable to enter the state’s data centre.

A staggering £36.7billion was knocked off of Facebook’s share value following the malfunction.

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