Facebook and Instagram Back Online After Hour-Long Outage, Some YouTube Users Also Suffer Sign-In Issues

New Delhi | Updated 06-03-2024,03:08 PM IST

  • Instagram and Facebook experienced a global outage.
  • Users took to social media platform X to share their experiences.
  • Elon Musk poked fun at Meta over the outage.


On Tuesday night, users worldwide faced difficulties accessing Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, along with Meta Quest users encountering login issues with their headsets. The outage persisted for about an hour before normalcy was restored across all platforms.

During the outage, Elon Musk’s social media platform X was inundated with posts from affected users. Musk himself joined in, taking a jab at Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram. Meanwhile, some YouTube users also reported encountering errors while attempting to sign in.

Facebook, Instagram Back After Hour-Long Outage: Following the hour-long disruption, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads resumed normal operations. Facebook was the first to restore service, followed by Instagram and Threads. Meta Quest users also regained access to their accounts.

Additionally, some YouTube users faced sign-in issues on the platform. However, for many, simply clicking on the “Retry” button resolved the issue.

Responding to user complaints, the platform’s team stated that they were actively working on resolving the issues.

When Instagram, Facebook Stopped Working: During the outage, users encountered “failure to load” error pages on both Instagram and Facebook. While some Instagram users could still view older stories amidst the error, many Facebook accounts were automatically logged out.

As users grappled with the sudden disruption, social media platform X became a hub for sharing experiences. Users posted humorous reactions and anecdotes, with some expressing concerns about potential hacking attempts.

Elon Musk also joined the conversation, humorously remarking on the situation and highlighting the buzz surrounding the outage on other social media platforms.

In response to the outage, Meta acknowledged the issue, stating, “We are aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now: Meta Communications Team.”



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