On Monday evening, the popular social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suddenly became unavailable to users across the world, an outage that ended up lasting for nearly six hours.
During the outage, Facebook reassured users on Twitter that they were aware of the situation and were quickly working to fix it. A few hours later, they posted another update issuing an apology and announced the apps were coming back online.
For most of us, it was a relief when the platforms came back to life and we happily got on with our lives. But, for some businesses, the blackout had a lasting impact.
Here’s How it May Have Affected Businesses: