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Instagram And Facebook Crash, Affecting Hundreds Of Thousands Of Users

The apps' parent company Meta has ensured users that they are working on the ongoing issue.

According to numerous reports, Instagram and Facebook are down, affecting thousands of users nationwide. 

Meta Platforms, which owns the two social media sites, is experiencing significant difficulties, preventing users from operating the applications and logging some people out of their accounts. According to outage data collector DownDetector, there have been over 470,000 reports from Facebook users regarding the issue and more than 75,000 formal complaints from Instagram users during the past 24 hours. Due to the outage, several people are unable to refresh their feeds or upload their stories.  

Threads — Instagram’s text-based conversation app — is reportedly experiencing technical difficulties, though there have been fewer reports about the issue. According to ABC News, the outage has impacted several business and commerce tools on the platforms, including Facebook and Instagram Shops, Meta Business Suite, and Ads Manager.

“We are aware of an issue users are having logging into our platforms. Our engineering teams are aware and are actively looking to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” the site reads. However, some of Meta’s tools are being recovered.

Meta spokesperson Andy Stone tweeted a brief statement regarding the ongoing issue: “We’re aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now,” he posted. He did not provide an estimate of when the issues would be resolved, and functionality would be restored. 

While Meta works to restore operations, several people have flocked to X, formerly known as Twitter, to react to the sudden outage. Some have expressed annoyance at the occurrence. 

Meanwhile, others have made jokes and found humor in the situation.

Several people feared they had been hacked and were relieved to discover this was false. 

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