Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to personally face a whopping $6 billion loss after Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all down for several hours. However, Zuckerberg took to apologizing for the outages via Facebook itself.

Mark Zuckerberg stated that while he’s apologetic on the losses people must’ve faced due to them, he added that all three of the social media giants are getting operational.

Sorry for the disruption today — I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about.

WhatsApp’s official Twitter handle also posted an apology for its users on the platform on Tuesday. They said that they were slowly getting WhatsApp to start working again.

Apologies to everyone who hasn’t been able to use WhatsApp today. We’re starting to slowly and carefully get WhatsApp working again. Thank you so much for your patience. We will continue to keep you updated when we have more information to share.

Millions of reports regarding the social media platforms’ unavailability came around. While the U.S. accounted for about 1.7 million reports, Germany and Netherlands both recorded 1.3 million & 915,000 reports respectively.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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