Facebook, Instagram and Messenger are Down Worldwide, Thousands Suddenly Logged Out

Over 200,000 outages reported on Downdetector

UPDATE: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads have been restored after an extended outage. Meta says that it has resolved the “technical issue” that caused these services to go down.

Meta experienced a massive outage late on Tuesday, affecting all of its platforms, namely Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Users worldwide who are attempting to access their accounts have been logged out of the service.

Downdetector Sees a Spike in Outage Reports Concerning Meta Platforms

Downdetector, a real-time outage monitoring service, has reported a surge in outage reports around 8:20 PM GMT+5. Currently, it shows over 200,000 reports. Users who are trying to log back in are coming across an “unexpected error occurred” message.

At the time of writing, Meta has not issued a public statement regarding the situation. However, given the rare nature of the outage, it’s understood that the team is likely working to fix the issue as soon as possible.

Users are also Reporting Issues with WhatsApp

Alongside Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, some users have also noticed WhatsApp not working. However, the issue with WhatsApp is limited to specific regions only.

The last instance of such an outage was seen back in 2021 when Meta’s platforms were down for nearly seven hours. As of now, reports are coming in indicating that the situation is improving in some regions. Therefore, it is only a matter of time before the service is fully restored.”

Elon Musk Mocks Meta Outage on X

Facebook and Instagram’s rival platform, X apparently saw the opportunity and joked about the whole situation when CEO, Elon Musk tweeted “If you’re reading this post, it’s because our servers are working,” which the official X account retweeted captioning “we know why you’re all here rn.

This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.


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