The three most-used apps, Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram, stopped working on Monday evening.
The three apps are owned by Facebook, an American company that offers online social networking services, and are run on shared infrastructure.
Shortly before the time hit 5:00 pm in Nigerian time, all three apps stopped working, including other products related to the apps, like Facebook Workplace.
Facebook and Instagram users have been unable to post, view posts, or refresh the pages, while Whatsapp users have not sent or received messages.
Facebook was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. The founder of facebook also bought WhatsApp and Instagram from the former owners.
Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram Temporarily Shuts Down Worldwide, Nigerians React
One would think the temporary shutdown is due to the whistleblower who accused Facebook of profiting from hate speech and misinformation on the application.
This is only speculation as the reason for the shutdown has not been reported when this post was made.
Some users have taken to Twitter to react to the temporary shutdown.
Prince Venkey said, “Here we go again. Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook are down.”
Japheth Omojuwa tweeted, “Release WhatsApp please.”