Facebook and Instagram Down for Many Users In Thanksgiving Outage

November 28, 2019, 4:49 PM UTC
Facebook and Instagram Down In Thanksgiving Outages
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 15: In this photo illustration, the logos of the messaging applications, WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger and Facebook are displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone on March 15, 2019 in Paris, France. Social media Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp have been affected by a global outage for nearly 24 hours on March 14, 2019 cutting virtual worlds to nearly 2.3 billion potential users. Facebook has explained the causes of malfunctions that have disrupted its networks in recent days. This failure is due to the "server configuration change" that has caused cascading problems Facebook is excused for the inconvenience caused to users and companies that are dependent on Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp to run their business.(Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
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Facebook said it’s aware that some people are having trouble accessing its apps, after users across several countries took to Twitter to report issues on Thursday. The social media company said it is working to get things back to normal.

#Instagramdown was the second-most trending topic on Twitter worldwide with complaints from users in countries including U.S., U.K. and Brazil.

It is not the first time the social media company has had connectivity problems on its platforms. In July, during a routine maintenance, Facebook triggered an issue which made it hard for users to upload or send photos and videos.

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