Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads logins have been recovered following a widespread outage

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Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads logins have been recovered following a widespread outage
Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads logins have been recovered following a widespread outage

On Tuesday, Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and Messenger platforms had widespread login issues for almost an hour due to a technical fault.

For several hours on Tuesday, Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and Messenger platforms had widespread login troubles due to a technical fault.

Meta’s head of communications, Andy Stone, confirmed the issues on X, formerly known as Twitter, and stated that the company “resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Users reported getting locked out of their Facebook accounts, and the platform’s feeds, as well as Threads and Instagram, did not refresh. WhatsApp, which is also owned by Meta, seems unaffected.

A senior official from the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency told reporters Tuesday that the agency was “not aware of any specific election nexus nor any specific malicious cyberactivity nexus to the outage.”

The disruption occurred just before Thursday’s deadline for big tech businesses to comply with the European Union’s new Digital Markets Act. To comply, Meta is making modifications, including allowing users to separate their Facebook and Instagram accounts, preventing personal information from being pooled to target them with online ads. It is unclear whether the downtime is related to Meta’s preparations for the DMA.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went down for hours in 2021, which the firm blamed on incorrect modifications to routers that coordinate network traffic between its data centers. The following year, WhatsApp experienced another brief outage.

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