Facebook Messenger and Instagram 'DOWN' – thousands of users say app not working | The Sun

FACEBOOK Messenger and Instagram are down, leaving thousands of users unable to use the apps properly.

The issues with both apps were reported around 11 am EST on Tuesday.

Why is Facebook Messenger down?

Facebook Messenger is down due to a technical issue.

More than 3,200 users have reported issues with the messaging platform, according to Down Detector.

Nearly 89 percent of users reported that they were having problems with sending and receiving messages.

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Another 8 percent of users reported issues with the app in general, while 3 percent said they couldn't log in at all.

One user on DownDector noted that they were able to access Messenger through the app on their phone, but not through the website on their desktop.

A second user added that their conversations wouldn't load at all.

Meanwhile, a third user said: "Messenger says I am logged from the correct device but the location was unknown. Been like that since yesterday does it change?"

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Why is Instagram down?

Instagram has been down since around the same time as Messenger, indicating the problem might be coming from Meta, which owns both companies.

Around 2,100 users reported problems with Instagram, according to a second Down Detector report.

Around 79 percent of users noted they had problems with the app, while 12 percent said they couldn't log in.

Another 9 percent said they couldn't access the app on the website.

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One user said that their DMs weren't working on the app.

"Instagram messages not working on the website. OK on iPhone app," a second user remarked.

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