Facebook went down Sunday morning, in an outage that has affected all of the company’s social media platforms. Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger are all experiencing similar outage issues.
Users across the globe have reported difficulties using Facebook and Instagram. Issues on the social media sites range from users’ inability to log in to newsfeeds being unable to refresh. The outages are also preventing WhatsApp and Messenger messages from being sent.
DownDetector.com, a website which tracks online service outages, lists tens of thousands of from users confirming the sites are down in their area. (Disclosure: DownDetector shares a parent company with Mashable.)
The issues seem to have started around 6:30 a.m. ET and have persisted for hours. On Twitter, where most users often go when there’s outages on Facebook’s social networking sites, #FacebookDown, #instagramdown, and #whatsappdown have been trending worldwide all morning.
Mashable has reached out to Facebook for information on what’s causing Sunday’s outages.
UPDATE: April 14, 2019, 11:45 p.m. EDT Facebook has provided Mashable with the following statement:
“Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps. The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for any inconvenience.”