Facebook appears to be recovering from a more than 14-hour disruption to all of its products that left them mostly inaccessible across the globe.
The company’s main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected.
Facebook has yet to offer an explanation for the outage.
The last time Facebook had a disruption of this magnitude was in 2008, when the site had 150m users – compared with around 2.3bn monthly users nowadays.
The problems began yesterday afternoon, and only showed real signs of recovery this morning. They meant core platforms many people rely on every day to communicate were rendered mostly useless.