Facebook and Instagram were down for some users

in General Discussion edited May 14

Users reported that various Meta applications were down Tuesday night, including Instagram and Facebook.


Meta services were down with outages centered around New York and California for a few hours Tuesday. Smaller outages around the country indicated it may have been a server-side issue.

Reports of Instagram and Facebook outages appeared on Downdetector starting at about 7 p.m. EST. Threads also appears to be experiencing outages, but it didn't show up in the tool until after 8 p.m. EST.

The outage ended around 11 p.m. EST.

Reported outages continued to rise after the issue began. AppleInsider staff report intermittent issues when attempting to access the affected Meta apps on iPhone.

Meta hasn't released a statement about the outage. Services have been restored.

Update 11 p.m. EST: The outage is over. Text updated to reflect service restoration.

Read on AppleInsider


  • Reply 1 of 5
    M68000M68000 Posts: 773member
    Somehow everyone will survive.  Some may question if they even need social media.
    edited May 14 watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Nikon8Nikon8 Posts: 48member
    It is a good day. I hope it stays down. 
  • Reply 3 of 5
    "Seriously, legs are hard." -Zuck, 2022

  • Reply 4 of 5
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 3,965member
    And in unrelated news everyone’s life was noticeably better…
  • Reply 5 of 5
    mike1mike1 Posts: 3,316member
    And for a few minutes, the world was a little better.
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