Facebook and Instagram Back Online After Massive Meta Outage

The two Meta platforms went down Tuesday morning, leaving thousands without access to their social media accounts.

Update (03/07): Facebook and Meta have been back online and stable for a day now, following the massive outage earlier in the week. A Meta spokesperson has gone on record as saying the downtime was due to a unspecified “technical issue,” without revealing more. Original story follows.

It’s another bad day for Meta, with two of its largest platforms — Instagram and Facebook — reportedly malfunctioning for a wide range of users.

Ever since Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, these kinds of outages have been decidedly disruptive. After all, the two platforms are some of the most used in the world, combining for nearly 5 billion users worldwide. That means, when these platforms suffer outages, a lot of people are left in the dark.

So, when will today’s outage be resolved? We’ve got all the information you need to get back into your account as soon as possible.

Facebook and Instagram Outage Resolved

This morning, hundreds of thousands of users reported that they had been logged out of their Facebook and Instagram accounts and were unable to access the platform in any capacity. Yes, Threads was also impacted, but let’s be honest, people were more concerned about the status of the first two.

Fortunately, while the outage did last a few hours, the problem has reportedly been resolved, giving millions of users access to their accounts again to begin the procrastination of Tuesday’s workload.

Surfshark logo🔎 Want to browse the web privately? 🌎 Or appear as if you're in another country?
Get a huge 86% off Surfshark with this special tech.co offer.See deal button

“Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience.” – Andy Stone, communications representative for Meta

There are still some lingering issues, as many have reported that the mobile app is still failing to load the social media platforms in question, but it seems the worst of the worst is over.

As for the reach, “a technical issue” was all users have heard about the outage so far, with no further explanation for why so many accounts were disrupted today, but at least the problem has been resolved… for now.

Another Tech Outage in 2024

Outages from big tech firms are becoming a bit too commonplace for the average user, particularly considering how important being connected is to people in 2024.

Sure, the ability to update your status or post a picture isn’t exactly vital when it comes to everyday life, but social media platforms aren’t the only services going down. In fact, we’re less than two weeks removed from an AT&T outage that saw thousands without cell service, which is decidedly more important for everyday users.

All that to say, a world increasingly reliant on technology that is forced to suffer these outages due to nothing more than “technical issues” is going to become inconvenient at best and downright dangerous at worst.

Did you find this article helpful? Click on one of the following buttons
We're so happy you liked! Get more delivered to your inbox just like it.

We're sorry this article didn't help you today – we welcome feedback, so if there's any way you feel we could improve our content, please email us at contact@tech.co

Written by:
Conor is the Lead Writer for Tech.co. For the last six years, he’s covered everything from tech news and product reviews to digital marketing trends and business tech innovations. He's written guest posts for the likes of Forbes, Chase, WeWork, and many others, covering tech trends, business resources, and everything in between. He's also participated in events for SXSW, Tech in Motion, and General Assembly, to name a few. He also cannot pronounce the word "colloquially" correctly. You can email Conor at conor@tech.co.
Explore More See all news
Back to top
close Building a Website? We've tested and rated Wix as the best website builder you can choose – try it yourself for free Try Wix today