It's not you, it's Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp; all four are currently down

It's not you, it's Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp; all four are currently down
UPDATE: Facebook sent out a tweet at 8:06pm EDT that read, "Earlier today, some people and businesses experienced trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps and platforms. The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We're sorry for any inconvenience."


Having trouble using Facebook, Facebook Messenger Instagram or WhatsApp this morning? That's no surprise to those who view DownDetector on a regular basis. The site shows that all four Facebook-owned apps are currently experiencing issues. The outages apparently started as early as 8:04 am EDT, and 85% of those who complained about Facebook on DownDetector say that images were affected by the issue. Another 9% say that they are having problems with their newsfeed while 5% can't log-in. Over at Instagram, a whopping 91% say that their newsfeed is down. WhatsApp users say that the outage prevents them from sending and receiving messages (73%) and connecting to the service (25%). A large number of Facebook Messenger subscribers (80%) are complaining that they cannot receive any messages.

The Facebook outage map shows service down in the Northeast U.S. along with parts of the Southeast, Texas and Southern California. Areas of South America, the U.K., and the Netherlands are also affected. Meanwhile, Instagram's outage map is somewhat similar. WhatsApp, more widely used outside of the states, is having its outages in small parts of South America, the U.K., and the Netherlands.


We will monitor the situation during the day and update this story once service returns to normal, and when we receive an official statement from Facebook. Check in often.

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11 Comments

1. lyndon420

Posts: 6863; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

And meanwhile...my regular Google messenger app has yet to go down - sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to text etc. Staying away from facebook products...

2. Eric7779

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 13, 2019

Instagram is down here in France too.

3. djcody

Posts: 230; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I don't see any down time. Working fine. What's up US

4. Droid1

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Chinese attack

7. magnaroader

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

Oh look we found the racist!

11. Alex_12

Posts: 57; Member since: May 30, 2018

And if it's true? Because most of attacks are really coming for China...

5. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Whatsapp and Facebook is down in india too.

6. Chrusti

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Not working in Japan either.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Skynet has become self aware.

9. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Lol. Judgment day is near

10. Ichimoku

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

no Facebook or Instagram and rarely using WhatsApp.

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