Both Facebook and Instagram went down for an unknown reason on Monday morning, with countless users bemoaning the crash as they wait for an update.
Both Facebook and Instagram, two of the most popular social apps on the planet, are currently down. The two services spontaneously went down at around 11:45 a.m. EST and the company hasn’t revealed the cause. Facebook is in a unique position as one of the largest digital destinations not only because its user base is huge but because it also runs a number of equally popular services like Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. When one goes down, the rest tend to follow.
At present, Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger are not responding, leading to IP address errors on the web and elsewhere. The same is true of WhatsApp, which fails to load online. The apps for these services are also not responding, leaving users high and dry with nowhere to get updates on the status of the Facebook network. Even the Facebook Business status page is down, which suggests that whatever has taken the social giant down, the situation may actually be pretty serious.