Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are still down for some users around the world

Today, Facebook and Instagram seem to be partially out of service for some users around the world. While it can open both platforms and it seems that some services have been restored, users report problems when sending messages in Messenger, publish in the feed of all Facebook products and access other functions on Facebook.com, Instagram and WhatsApp. Even Oculus VR, owned by Facebook, is experiencing problems related to service interruption.

At the beginning of the day, WhatsApp seemed fine for many people, but users of Paraguay, India, Bangladesh, Argentina, and more point out that they began to experience problems with sending messages as they the afternoon was advancing. DownDetector indicates that those in Brazil suffered the most serious cuts.

We tested several accounts in The Verge, and discovered that Messenger could not be loaded at all on the desktop, although the mobile application it was working. Instagram is noticeably worse: for some users, posts are not loading, Instagram stories are down and direct messages and the button to post new content do not work either. The Facebook ad section did not work either, and it led to an internal error when trying to buy an ad.

Approximately one hour after users noticed the service interruption, Facebook responded on Twitter. He also noted that "the problem is not related to a DDoS attack".


facebook instagram and whatsapp are still down for some users around the world

Instagram on the desktop from 1 p.m. ET

According to DownDetector, it seems that the interruptions are mainly in New England; Texas; Seattle, Washington; parts of Latin America, including Peru; the United Kingdom; India; and the Philippines. Users have written from Canada, Las Vegas and Turkey to also note the cuts there. We contacted Facebook and Instagram to get more information.

Now it seems that Oculus is also down. A user from California wrote to The Verge, "No one can log in to any multiplayer game purchased through the Oculus store, nor can they access their Oculus Home environments." Users also reported that they can not buy games in the Oculus store.

Other users noticed that trying to use Facebook to log in to applications like Tinder or Spotify was not working well If you try to do it, an error will appear that indicates that this function is not available at this time. If you have already logged into Spotify, it seems that your login is still valid, but once you log out, you can not log in again.

Makena Kelly and Esther Cohen contributed to this report.

Update March 13, 2:08 PM ET: This article has been updated with more details and Facebook comments. Now it seems that WhatsApp is also inactive for some users.

Update March 13, 4:05 PM ET: Some users have reported that Oculus is also inactive and that the function to authenticate logins through Facebook is disabled.

Update of March 13, 6:58 PM, Eastern Time: Updated to include more timely information about the interruption, which is still ongoing.

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