Breaking News: Facebook and Instagram Experience Outage Officially Confirmed

Meta Service Down
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Breaking News: Meta Platforms Including Facebook and Instagram Experience Outage, Users Flock to Twitter

Popular social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, owned by Meta, are currently experiencing a widespread outage, leaving millions of users unable to access their accounts. Reports of the outage began surfacing around 8:30 PM IST, with users on Twitter expressing frustration and sharing memes under the hashtag #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown.

What Happened?

  • Facebook: Users were abruptly logged out, and attempts to log back in resulted in an “unexpected error.” The frustration was real as people tried to regain access to their profiles and news feeds.
  • Instagram: The photo-sharing app refused to work altogether. Some lucky souls managed to stay logged in, while others faced the dreaded login screen with credentials that seemingly vanished into thin air.

Facebook and Instagram Outage!

What Went Wrong?

Meta, the parent company, is scrambling to fix the issue. Engineers suspect a networking glitch disrupted communication between data centers. The situation remains fluid, and updates are pouring in.

According to DownDetector, a website that tracks online outages, Facebook saw a surge in reports exceeding 15,000 within a short timeframe. Users are primarily reporting issues with logging in, with many encountering error messages or being automatically logged out. Similar reports are pouring in for Instagram, with over 19,000 user reports on DownDetector.

Meta has acknowledged the issue through their communications director, Andy Stone, who confirmed via Twitter that the company is “working on resolving the issue as soon as possible.” However, the cause of the outage remains unknown at this time.

This outage has significantly impacted communication and social media activity, with many users turning to Twitter to share their experiences and find updates. The situation is ongoing, and we will continue to monitor developments and provide updates as they become available.

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