top of page

Facebook and Instagram are LIVE again

Facebook is back up. Users have been greeted with operational normalcy after a significant, unexplained outage disrupted the service across the globe. The sudden halt in services had left millions disconnected, with Instagram and Messenger also falling victim to the blackout, pointing towards a large-scale disruption within Meta's infrastructure.

The outage, which spanned around an hour, saw users unable to access their accounts, with many reporting being inexplicably logged out of Facebook, while Instagram ceased to function altogether. The situation sparked widespread speculation and concern among the digital community, with fears of potential hacking attempts. However, these concerns were soon alleviated as it became clear that the issue stemmed from a fault within Facebook's login mechanism rather than a security breach.

Despite the restoration of services, Meta has not released any information about the root cause of the outage. Traditionally, Meta has not maintained public status pages for its consumer platforms, leaving the community reliant on social chatter and third-party outage tracking websites like Down Detector to gauge the extent of such disruptions.

Interestingly, while Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger faced downtime, WhatsApp, another Meta-owned entity, operated unaffected, adding another layer of intrigue to the outage's selective impact.


bottom of page