On Thursday night, thousands of Facebook and Instagram users have reported a “total blackout” affecting the platform across the world. Many users said they were unable to access new feeds or posts, share, or like.
Angry users took to Twitter to vent their frustration under the #Facebookdown hashtag.
Globally, mobile users confirmed that they couldn’t log into the Facebook app, they couldn’t post new content or see their News Feeds. The same issues were reported for Instagram as well.
The blackout affected millions of people. One website reported that the crash affected the North and South Americas through Europe, but the worst hit were the users in London, San Francisco, and New York.
Instagram, which experienced similar issues, is owned by Facebook. The website refused to comment on the incident. It is surprising that not all users were affected since some of them said they had no problem with their apps at all.
Facebook Messenger Down Too
Facebook Messenger was also knocked down, according to multiple reports. Facebook users tweeted that they are not able to log into the app, post new content, like, share or comment. It is worth noting that Twitter is not owned by Facebook.
While some users reported a “total blackout,” others said they simply couldn’t log in.
Instagram users said they couldn’t refresh feeds and comment sections. Also, whenever they tried to like a post, they got an error. DownDetector said that half of the reports came from users who experienced a “total blackout”.
Around 80% of Facebook Messenger users said they couldn’t access the application.
Half of Instagram users said they had troubles with the News Feed. Over one-third said they couldn’t log into the app. Many users complained the platform didn’t allow them to add stories.
While the sites were down, some users thought they had been banned.
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