Facebook and two other social media apps under its platform – WhatsApp and Instagram – crashed on Monday, leaving more than three billion users across the world frustrated.
The platforms, which run on shared back-end infrastructure, discovered the problem at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
Other Facebook-owned services, including Facebook Workplace and the Oculus website are also down.
The apps had previously reported occasional outages in July 2020 and March this year.
The platforms confirmed the development separately on twitter.
The three apps are all owned by Facebook and run on shared infrastructure, which was foundered by Mark Zuckerberg.
According to reports all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm.
Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect.
Unhappy social media users who run small businesses on these platforms have however taken to other forums and social platforms such as Twitter to vent their frustrations.