On Twitter, Facebook communications executive Andy Stone says, “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.” Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus VR are also down as well.
Instagram.com is flashing a 5xx Server Error message, while the Facebook site merely tells us that something went wrong. Users can load games they already have installed and the browser is available (although no searches actually come up) but social features or installing new games does not. The outage is thorough enough that it’s affecting Workplace from Facebook customers and, Facebook’s internal sites.
There is no word from Facebook on how long this outage will last or what caused it, but Ear Kandy Radio will keep you updated.