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Monday, October 4 was an unfortunate day if you relied on any Facebook services for communication. For hours on Monday, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp were all inaccessible to users. The issue was eventually resolved, but it left thousands of people without access to some of the most popular internet services for much of the day.

Of course, if your go-to messaging service takes a dive, you don’t stop messaging; you find another messaging app that works. And that appears to be what a lot of people did.