Facebook, Instagram are down

Facebook LogoMeta’s family of apps including Facebook and Instagram were experiencing widespread technical problems Tuesday, with thousands of users logging errors in accessing the social media services. Users reported problems including being logged out of Facebook — and when they attempted to log back in, saw an error message such as, “Something went wrong. Please try again.”

According to monitoring service Downdetector, error reports spiked just after 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 5. As of approximately 11 a.m., Downdetector had received more than 500,000 error reports. About 76-percent of the problems reported by Facebook users related to trouble logging in.

In addition, Instagram users reported that their feed was not refreshing. The outage also extended to Meta’s Messaging platform and Threads, its Twitter-like app launched last year.