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Facebook Instagram and Threads down – thousands affected worldwide



Many users have dashed to X to post about their frustration with the Meta sites.

Meta’s Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are down worldwide, leaving hundreds of thousands of users unable to access the social media platforms.

The issues appeared around 5pm South African time, impacting all social media sites’ apps and website.

Facebook is logging users out of their accounts, leaving them unable to get back in. On Instagram, some users can’t refresh their feeds.

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Meta’s Messenger and Threads has also been affected and appear to be completely down. When opening the Threads app on a mobile device, it displays an error message that says, “Sorry, something went wrong. Try again.”

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However, WhatsApp, which also part of the Meta suite of apps, is working without an issue.

DownDetector, which monitors online outages, shows more than 500 000 reports regarding the outage.

It’s unclear what is causing the downtime of the Meta apps but many users have dashed to social site X (formerly Twitter).

The issue was soon trending on X with hundreds of users posting their frustration or asking what had happened.

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