Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday suffered a major global outage. Users were unable to access the two platforms on their smartphones as well as on desktop. Messenger is also down for several users.
Some users complained that they could not log into their Facebook accounts. Instagram and Messenger users also faced similar problems. Some also complained that the News Feed was not refreshing at all.
According to downdetector.com, Facebook went down around 10pm IST. The global outage however started somewhere around 9:38pm. The live map showed Facebook was down in many parts globally including India.
Around the same time, photo sharing app Instagram also went down. It appears that Facebook and Instagram were affected by the same issue which caused the global outage.
According to Reuters, a Facebook spokesperson said the company is “aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps.”
Users naturally arrived on Twitter posting about the apps. Facebook is accessible but users cannot post any update. It shows a message saying that “something’s gone wrong” and that it will get fixed soon.
The Facebook outage comes shortly after Google users faced similar issues with Maps and Drive services. Google later apologised for the interruption in the services.