Facebook and Instagram appear to be partially down for some users around the world today. While you can open both platforms, it looks like you can’t send or receive messages on either platform, and you can’t post new content either.
The outage comes after Gmail and Google Drive crash
WhatsApp appeared to be fine for many people, but users in Pakistan, Paraguay, India, Bangladesh, Argentina, and more note that they are experiencing issues with sending messages. DownDetector indicates that those in Brazil were experiencing the most severe outages.
We tested multiple accounts at TechWafer, and found that Messenger couldn’t load at all on a desktop, although the mobile app was working with few features not working. Instagram was worse nothing was working; posting, direct messages and stories all were down. Facebook is still down at the time of writing this article.
About an hour after users noted the outage, Facebook responded on Twitter:
We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
— Facebook (@facebook) March 13, 2019
According to DownDetector, it looks like the outages are mainly in New England; Texas; Seattle, Washington; parts of Latin America, including Peru; the UK; India; and the Philippines. Users have written in from Canada, Las Vegas, and Turkey to note outages there as well. We’ve reached out to Facebook and Instagram to learn more.