Sat. Aug 8th, 2020

Facebook And Instagram Crash In Central Europe And Across The United States On Thursday

If you were trying to share Thanksgiving photos today you may have noticed that both Facebook and Instagram have been suffering intermittent outages. Just like you might feel after your third helping of turkey and stuffing: they’re down, but not quite out.


Instagram has acknowledged the issue, noting on twitter that “some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram.” The company noted it was “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”



There are widespread reports of problems right across the globe, with users saying they’re unable to post to Facebook or view stories on Instagram (where outages seem to be worst). There have even been some reports of problems with Messenger, too.


According to DownDetector, Instagram seems to be suffering the worst in central Europe with #InstagramDown trending on Twitter in the UK, while Facebook users are reporting outages right across the United States.


Given that America is on holiday today, it’s certainly not a convenient time for outages on social media, but so far the problems have only been going on for a few hours.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Facebook; Instagram
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