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Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram all down right now

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What you need to know

  • Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are all down right now.
  • The outages started around 11:30 AM EST.
  • This is a developing story, and we will update it as more details become available.

Update, October 5, 2021 (7:55 ET): Facebook services are recovering from outage. Facebook explained that the outage was caused by a single issue.

Just in time for people's lunch breaks on the east coast of the United States, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are all down. The popular web services started experiencing outages around 11:30 AM EST.

While the top four sites on DownDetector are owned by Facebook, outage reports are quickly appearing for other services. DownDetector shows a severe spike in outage reports for Snapchat, Twitter, Xbox Live, and several other services.

YouTube, Google, and Pokemon Go are also among the sites affected by current outages.

Several mobile carriers are also seeing outages, including T-Mobile, Verizon, and at&t.

Source: DownDetector (Image credit: Source: DownDetector)

This is a developing story. We will update it with more information as it becomes available. Please refresh the page for the latest updates.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

8 Comments
  • Quick, go get your vaccine now that the Russian trolls can't get to ya
  • Finally, someone took down some of the biggest causes of social cancer, I how they stay down forever!!!!!
  • DownDetector's down too, sort of. At least, the outage maps aren't functional.
  • And so it begins...
  • What begins?
    The end?
  • Fun fact: They're losing almost $164,000 per minute in revenue. (If their traffic and ad revenue is anything like it was last year)
  • Promoting extremism pays.
  • Yay. There is a god after all. Guess the flood of antivax posts have finally taken them down.