Facebook, Instagram outages cause blackout on social media platforms – SFGate

Widespread outages on Facebook and Instagram have caused “blackouts” to occur throughout the social media sites.

Facebook members are reporting that they are being greeted with a message that reads “Facebook will be back soon.”

Others have reported to receive a message that the site is down for “required maintenance.”

As of 12:53 p.m. Eastern time, Down Detector, a site that follows outage patterns on the social media platform, is reporting widespread outages throughout the world.

Additionally, Instagram is also reporting widespread outages across the globe, primarily affecting portions of the United States and Europe.

There is no word yet from Facebook, or Instagram, as for when the issues will be resolved.

To keep track of what areas are being affected by the blackout, visit the Down Detector website.

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