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 outage appeared to affect Facebook's internal websites as well, famed developer Jane Wong noted in a tweet.
The outage affected people across the globe, but they took it with humour. As Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram went down, people rushed to Twitter to share their woes using memes.
Here are some of the funniest ones. Laugh away!
With inputs from IANS.