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Facebook and WhatsApp crisis: How I discovered iMessage, and fell in love with the iPhone app in minutes

October 6, 2021


Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp are now back. However, this was one of the longest downtime moments for Mark Zuckerberg’s social media and messaging empire. Yes, in case you didn’t know – all four apps (amongst others) are under the Facebook umbrella.

But what did people do when they needed to communicate when the world’s most popular messaging apps – WhatsApp and Facebook’s Messenger were gone for about six hours?

Backstory time: I have the terrible habit of testing my internet connection by refreshing my Instagram feed. I tried on Wi-Fi, then on 4G. It didn’t work. I tried again, again, and again. I went for a walk. Came back – still nothing.

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