Not just you: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are currently unavailable to users around the world. We see error messages on all three services in iOS apps as well as on the web. Users are greeted with error messages, such as: “Sorry, something went wrong”, “Server error 5xx” and more.
Yes, Facebook and Instagram are down …
According to data on Downdetector and Twitter, downtime affects every platform owned by Facebook. These include Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Interruptions appear to have started around 11:40 a.m. ET / 8:40 a.m. local time and all of these services remain unavailable.
Interruptions quickly began to be in trend on Twitter as users gathered on a competing social network to see if other users were affected by the downtime. Jokingly, the hashtag “#DeleteFacebook” is also in trend on Twitter as the company struggles to continually reject the effects its platforms have on younger users.
Although some interruptions on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp only affect certain geographical regions, services are declining worldwide today. These include the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Kuwait and more.
The disappearance also affects platforms and services that use Facebook login. Niantic, the creator of Pokémon GO, says it “studies bug reports related to logging in to Facebook, and will be updated here when we have more information”.
The internal Facebook website Workplace and related services for employees are also suffering from interruptions today, according to Jane Manchun Wong.
Facebook has not yet publicly commented on ongoing outages affecting all of its services. We will definitely update this story as we learn more. The problem appears to be related to some type of DNS problem affecting Facebook servers.
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