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Updated on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 02:09 PM IST

As Facebook went down, Twitter basked in fame while other brands 'got owned' mercilessly

Representational Photo   | Photo: Unsplash/@alexbemore

Representational Photo | Photo: Unsplash/@alexbemore

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Services of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp started coming back online on Tuesday after an outage that lasted almost six hours.

The services went down at about 16:00 GMT with users beginning to gain access to the sites at around 22:00.

"Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now. Sorry for the disruption today -- I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about," CEO Mark Zuckerberg informed on Facebook.

According to DownDetector, a website that tracks WhatsApp outages, 40 per cent users were unable to download the app, 30 per cent had trouble in sending messages and 22 per cent had problems with the web version.

Taking to Twitter early on Tuesday, WhatsApp said: "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."

The company said in a post on Monday, "The largest outage we've ever seen on Downdetector with over 10.6 million problem reports from all over the globe."

When Facebook went down, people rushed to Twitter to share their woes. Meanwhile, Twitter unashamedly basked in the glory and put out a tweet which says, "hello literally everyone" as almost everyone ran to Twitter.

Brands took this opportunity to bask in fame and responded to the tweets trying to be clever. However, Twitterati trolled each one of them making the tweets viral. Obviously, there were memes, a lot of them.

Have a look.

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With inputs from IANS.

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Published on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 02:09 PM IST
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