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Facebook and Instagram are back up after going down for everyone all over the world
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Facebook and Instagram are back up after going down for everyone all over the world

The Meta platforms went down earlier today for many users across the globe

Facebook and Instagram are now back up and running after going down for many users across the globe.

The Meta social media platforms logged multiple users out of their accounts earlier today (March 5), with people noticing something was wrong with their apps.

Thankfully, before Elon Musk got too carried away with trolling the company, Facebook and Instagram are now back working again.

Downdetector - an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various websites and services - revealed hundreds of thousands of reports that Facebook had gone down and Instagram also received thousands of reports from the same period of time too.

Many users flocked to X to question whether anyone else was experiencing it too and what the issue could be.

One user wrote: "Me making my annual return to X because instagram and Facebook are down."

"Me after trying to reset my password 25 times and still can't log back in bc I think my FB is getting hacked only to realize that FB and IG is down," another said.

A third commented: "Anyone else got freaked and thought they were hacked?"

And a fourth added: "Facebook and instagram down. Meanwhile Elon Musk : Welcome To X."

Indeed, it didn't take long at all for X owner Musk to weigh in on the issues.

Reports for Facebook on Down Detector.
Down Detector

Taking to his platform, Musk wrote: "If you’re reading this post, it’s because our servers are working."

Unable to help himself, the Tesla CEO followed up with another post showing the penguins from Madagascar - three of the penguins saluting one wearing a captains hat, each with a social media platform's sign added on top of their chest. And it's not hard to guess which social media app ended up as the penguin in the captain's hat and shades.

Oh and for good measure, Musk also added in a screenshot of a tweet from Communications Director at Meta Andy Stone which reads: "We're aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now."

Facebook and Instagram went down earlier today (March 5).

Thankfully, it would appear such trouble has come to an end less than a couple of hours after it all first started, many users now able to access Facebook and Instagram once again.

But what was the issue in the first place which caused the Meta apps to go down?

Well, Meta has yet to publicly release a statement on the matter.

UNILAD has contacted Meta for comment.

Topics: Facebook, Social Media, Viral, World News