Facebook, Instagram down: many users reporting issues

Yolanda Curtis
November 21, 2018

'We are investigating the issue and working on a resolution, ' she wrote.

Users of Facebook are reporting serious widespread outages across the globe early Tuesday morning.

The error message that many Facebook users are reporting to have seen.

Facebook is having issues since 6:17 pm (IST).

The app appears to have crashed shortly after 3 p.m. (ET), with thousands of reports streaming in before 3:30.

Facebook has more than 2.2 billion active users worldwide.

While not all are affected, swathes of social media users took to Twitter today to voice their frustration over the apps' apparent unavailability, as reported by ABC News.

The hashtag #FacebookDown too is trending on Twitter in several parts of the world, including India.

This is the second major outage suffered by Facebook in less than 24 hours.

The outage adds to a list of troubles that've been plaguing the company this year. Were you experiencing issues?

Down Detector is still registering over 300 reports from users insisting Facebook is not working as it should be. Central time, according to Downdetector.com, which tracks website issues and outages.

"We are now experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly", a message on the Facebook for developers page confirmed.

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