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Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe

Instagram and Facebook Messenger, both under the umbrella of Facebook, seem to be glitching for users worldwide. Facebook Messenger users report that new messages
  • Instagram and Facebook Messenger, both under the umbrella of Facebook, seem to be glitching for users worldwide.
  • Facebook Messenger users report that new messages aren’t coming in and Instagram users are reporting similar issues with direct messages.
  • Complaints against both platforms seem to have started at around 3:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST).
In what seems to be a cross-platform issue, both Facebook Messenger and Instagram users are reporting glitches with their apps. But, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned enterprise, which is currently in the throws of two massive anti-trust lawsuits in the US, has no update on what's wrong.
Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe
Spike in the number of Facebook Messenger and Instagram complaints globallyDowndetector
Reported issues with Facebook Messenger include being unable to connect to the servers and new messages not coming in. On Instagram too, direct messages are reportedly not working for some in addition to stories not loading.
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Looks like Facebook messenger is down.

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Downdetector shows that the number of complaints saw a sudden spike at around 3:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST). The wave started out in Europe and Japan, but soon users in India were affected as well.
Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe
Facebook Messenger down for users in Europe, Japan and parts of AustraliaDowndetector

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Facebook is yet to respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

Meanwhile, the number of complaints coming in continues to grow. Aside from Downdetector, IsTheServiceDown and IsItDown have also confirmed a noticeable increase in the number of issues being reported across Facebook Messenger and Instagram.

Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe
Spike in the number of Facebook Messenger and Instagram complaints from IndiaDowndetector
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