Thousands of social media users are complaining Tuesday morning that Facebook and Instagram are down.
According to downdetector.com, users on the U.S. East Coast and in the UK and Europe are reporting outages on Facebook; over 4,000 reports came in around 8 a.m. ET. #FacebookDown became a trending topic on Twitter, as many took to other social networks to complain that they can’t load Facebook posts, send messages over the Messenger app, or see Instagram photos and videos.
According to ABC 15 in Arizona, some users said they received an error message suggesting that Facebook was undergoing maintenance.
Facebook also had issues last week, displaying broken error messages stating “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.” The outage lasted roughly half an hour on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 12.
Facebook later said last week’s outage was due to a “routine test.”
“Earlier today, a routine test caused users to have trouble accessing or posting to all Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram. We quickly investigated and restored access for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience,” a spokesperson told USA Today last week.
It’s unclear if a similar test is causing Tuesday’s reported outages.
Scroll through to see #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown messages on Twitter.
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