Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe
- Instagram and Facebook Messenger, both under the umbrella of Facebook, seem to be glitching for users worldwide.
- Facebook Messenger users report that new messages aren’t coming in and Instagram users are reporting similar issues with direct messages.
- Complaints against both platforms seem to have started at around 3:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST).
Reported issues with Facebook Messenger include being unable to connect to the servers and new messages not coming in. On Instagram too, direct messages are reportedly not working for some in addition to stories not loading.
Help @instagram. https://t.co/MX4Oyu3jTl— The Manchester City FC Discord (@mancitydiscord) 1607596435000
Looks like Facebook messenger is down.— Thea Alberto (@TheaAlberto) 1607595110000
Facebook Messenger down in Romania. https://t.co/2HIbw3JGdu— robin (@robinsimion) 1607597777000
Downdetector shows that the number of complaints saw a sudden spike at around 3:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST). The wave started out in Europe and Japan, but soon users in India were affected as well.
Facebook is yet to respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
Meanwhile, the number of complaints coming in continues to grow. Aside from Downdetector, IsTheServiceDown and IsItDown have also confirmed a noticeable increase in the number of issues being reported across Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
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