Facebook and Instagram Experience Widespread Outage

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On Tuesday, Meta’s Facebook and Instagram platforms encountered widespread technical difficulties, with numerous users encountering errors when attempting to access these social media services.

Users faced various issues, including being involuntarily logged out of Facebook. Upon trying to log back in, they encountered error messages like “Something went wrong. Please try again.” According to Downdetector, a monitoring service, reports of errors surged around 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday. By 11 a.m., Downdetector had accumulated over 500,000 error reports.

Furthermore, Instagram users found that their feeds were not refreshing as expected. The technical problems also affected Meta’s Messaging platform and Threads, a Twitter-like app introduced the previous year.