Facebook and Instagram Users Report Meta Service Outages

Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram went down starting around 10 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, according to Down Detector, a website that tracks user reports of telecommunication and internet disruptions.

More than 3,200 users reported that they were having issues with Facebook shortly after 10 a.m., compared to a base line of 17 such reports on an average day. By around 10:20 a.m., there were more than 350,000 reports of trouble with the website.

More than 53,000 people reported issues with Instagram around 10:30 a.m. and more than 8,800 users reported issues with Facebook Messenger around that time, according to Down Detector.

Meta, the parent company of those sites, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Some users flocked to X to see if others were also experiencing trouble with those sites. One user told people not to panic if they were having trouble logging in.

This is a developing story.