Major Disruptions for Meta: Outages Across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.05 - 2024 4:35 PM CET

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Outages Across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.

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In a significant setback for Meta, the tech giant is currently grappling with extensive outages affecting its three major platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Users around the globe have reported being unexpectedly logged out of their accounts, with subsequent login attempts proving futile across both desktop and mobile versions.

The issue is characterized by an error message that users encounter upon attempting to sign back in, stating, "Could not log in. An unexpected error occurred, please try to log in again." This has led to widespread disruption and inconvenience, as access to these key social networking and communication services is entirely blocked.

As of the moment, Meta has not issued a formal explanation for the widespread outage affecting its services. The problem appears to be global, with reports flooding in from various regions, underscoring the severity of the issue at hand.

Our team has conducted tests on a variety of devices, including a Microsoft Desktop, a MacBook, an Android phone, and an iPhone, trying to access Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger.

Each attempt resulted in the same login error, indicating a comprehensive failure across Meta's network.

The online tracking service Downdetector has seen a surge in reports of outages for Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger, confirming that the issue is not isolated but affects users across different demographics and geographic locations.

As the situation unfolds, the cause of the outage remains unknown, and Meta has yet to provide any updates regarding the cause or when a resolution might be expected. Users of these platforms are left waiting for further information, hoping for a swift restoration of services. has reached out to Meta for a comment but has yet to receive a response.

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