Facebook, Instagram down

Published June 17, 2023

Meta Platforms-owned Facebook and Instagram were down for thousands of users on Friday, according to outage-tracking website Downdetector.com.

More than 12,000 users reported having trouble accessing Facebook, while over 6,600 users were having trouble with Instagram.

Meta’s messaging service, WhatsApp, also had over 1,300 outage reports on Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

Meta Platforms said it was aware of the issue.

“Our engineering teams are aware and are actively looking to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” Meta said on its status page.

Published in Dawn, June 17th, 2023

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