PSA: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp are currently down for everyone
It's not just you: Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all currently down for users around the world. Here's what you need to know...
It’s not just you: Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all currently down for users around the world. We’re seeing error messages on all three services across iOS applications as well as on the web. Users are being greeted with error messages such as: “Sorry, something went wrong,” “5xx Server Error,” and more.
Yep, Facebook and Instagram are down…
The outage is affecting every Facebook-owned platform, according to data on Downdetector and Twitter. This includes Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. The outages appear to have started around 11:40 am ET/8:40 am PT and all of those services remain inaccessible.
The outages quickly started trending on Twitter as users flocked to the competing social network to check to see if other users were affected by the down time. Humorously, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” is also trending on Twitter as the company battles continued pushback against the effects its platforms have on younger users.
While some Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outages only affect certain geographic regions, the services are down worldwide today. This includes the United States, the UK, Brazil, Kuwait, and more.
The outage is also affecting platforms and services that use Facebook login. Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO, says that it is “looking into reports of errors associated with Facebook login, and will update here once we have more information.”
Facebook’s internal Workplace site and associated services for employees are also suffering from an outage today, according to Jane Manchun Wong.
Facebook has not yet publicly commented on the ongoing outages affecting all of its services. We’ll be sure to update this story as we learn more. The issue appears to be related to some sort of DNS problem affecting Facebook servers.
Are Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp currently down for you? Let us know in the comments below.
In a statement, WhatsApp acknowledges that its service is down:
" We’re aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment. We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.
“Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can," a message on the Facebook website said.
NetBlocks, the internet’s observatory that tracks disruptions and shutdowns, tweeted: “Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger are currently experiencing outages in multiple countries; incident not related to country-level internet disruptions or filtering."