Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger are down for people everywhere (updated)
So much for Sunday Funday.
UPDATE 4/3/2022 2:34 PM ET: It looks like the services are now up and working again. Reports on Downdetector are dropping drastically and we were able to use all three platforms without issues. If you are still having issues, try restarting the apps. The original report follows below.
If you were planning on spending your Sunday scrolling through Instagram feeds and talking to people on Facebook Messenger, then bad news. As of 1:48 PM EST, the services are down.
According to Downdetector, nearly 3,000 people have reported the outage on Facebook Messenger. For Instagram, 17,064 have reported outages as of 2:19 PM EST.
Some users are reporting they can’t even load the apps, while others are saying the apps will load but aren’t refreshing.
On Instagram, some users can see and refresh their feeds but can’t load Direct Messages (DMs).
UPDATE: As of 2:21 PM EST, Facebook Messenger outage reports have skyrocketed to 11,618. Facebook’s main app now has 2,903 outage reports on DownDetector.
At present, there have been no comments from the Meta-owned platforms on Twitter regarding the outages.
Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger have been down for over 20 minutes
As one does, people have flocked to Twitter to report their own outages.
We’ll continue to update this as more information is available.
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