Facebook and Instagram outrage users experience crash
Many Facebook and Instagram users across the globe complained on Thursday of the two social media websites not working. According to users around the world, Facebook stopped working along the same time as Instagram, which is also owned by the same company.
The majority of users are reporting problems with their news feeds, while others are also experiencing problems logging into the app and accessing the Stories feature. ‘My Instagram is dead. All photos and stories inaccessible. Keep getting “something went wrong” everytime I refresh. I logged out and tried…
According to DownDetector, Instagram seems to be suffering the worst in central Europe, with #InstagramDown trending on Twitter in the UK, while Facebook users are reporting outages right across the US.
Given that America is on holiday today, it’s certainly not a convenient time for outages on social media, but so far the problems have only been going on for a few hours.
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all suffered their worst ever outages earlier this year in March, with problems that were eventually attributed to a “server configuration change” persisting for more than 24 hours. We’ve got a way to go before today’s outages reach that level, but we’ll certainly keep you updated.