Facebook and Instagram users really want to know when the social media platform goes online.
The two apps – together with Messenger and WhatsApp – suddenly stopped working on Monday evening.
From 6:10 p.m., the reason for the failure has to be announced by Facebook – which has more than 51.1 million users in the UK alone.
But when will Facebook be up and running again?
The company, which was founded in 2004, has not yet announced a point in time.
However, the company’s communications manager Andy Stone said it was working to “get things back to normal as soon as possible” and apologized for “any inconvenience.”
A similar message was also posted by WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook.
When a problem of this magnitude last occurred in March 2019, it took 24 hours for everything to return to normal.
Has Facebook had other problems lately?
Earlier this year it was revealed that the stolen data of 533 million Facebook users had been leaked online.
The data exposed included the personal data of Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, dates of birth, bios, and in some cases email addresses.
Facebook replied, “We understand people’s concerns, so we’re continuing to strengthen our systems to make it harder to scrape Facebook without our permission and track the people behind it.”