South Africans react to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage

South Africans react to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outage

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday, impacting millions of users worldwide.

Social media outage
Source: Supplied

Facebook's reason for the outage was a “major outage across its platforms on configuration changes it made to routers that coordinate network traffic between its data centers.” 

According to AFP, Facebook vice president of infrastructure Santosh Janardhan said that "this disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt."  

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South Africans took to Twitter to express how they feel about a little less contact with their contacts for hours on Monday evening.   

Even Breakfast with Martin Bester’s Twitter page got involved!

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How did the outage affect you?

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