Facebook, Instagram, and Threads are all down: A Huge Meta Outage


At 835 Tuesday morning reports began circulating on the web of a huge number of lockout on Facebook accounts. 

Facebook, Instagram, and Threads are all experiencing issues. The three Meta-owned platforms aren’t working for many users, with the widespread outage seeming to be across the nation.

Facebook is logging users out of their accounts, leaving them unable to get back in. Meanwhile, over on Instagram, some users, including several of my colleagues at The Verge, can’t refresh their feeds. While I can still refresh my feed on Instagram, stories and comments aren’t loading.

Threads also appears to be completely down. When opening the app, it displays an error message that says “Sorry, something went wrong. Try again.” WhatsApp, which is also owned by Meta, still appears to be working.

Reports on DownDetector rapidly spiked for all three platforms this morning, and Meta has yet to acknowledge the issue as of 8:46 Mountain Time. 

Down detector shows hundreds of thousands of reports of Facebook down https://downdetector.com/status/facebook/

The outage has caused concern among businesses relying on Facebook for marketing, highlighting the platform’s significant role in global communication. Users have migrated to other social networks to voice frustrations and seek updates, with #FacebookDown trending on Twitter X and elsewhere. 

Facebook, Instagram and Messenger all run by parent company, Meta. They all appear to be having the same issues. Meta has not provided a timeline for when full services will resume but urges users to follow official updates as of 8:51 Mountain time.

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