Instagram and Facebook are down for THOUSANDS across the globe

Instagram and Facebook down for THOUSANDS across the US and Europe in second outage of the week

  • Thousands of Instagram and Facebook users are reporting problems 
  • Issues including News Feeds failing to load and problems singing in
  • This is the second significant outage since Thanksgiving Day 

Thousands of users in the US and Europe are reporting issues with accessing Instagram in what appears to be the second major outage of the past week.

According to, more than 6,000 reports from users experiencing issues rolled in Thursday afternoon in an outage that looks to be affecting primarily east and west coasts of the mainland US as well as Eastern Europe.

An additional 2,000 users also reported experiencing similar problems with Facebook, Instagram’s parent company.  

Most users report experiencing problems with their News Feed while some have been unable to log into the app.


Thousands of users across the US and Europe are reporting issues with Instagram and Facebook in the second significant outage over the last week

Instagram has yet to publicly acknowledge the outage at time of publication. 

Instagram users affected by the outage took to Twitter to voice their thoughts about the outage, with some expressing exasperation.

‘Didn’t think I’d be tweeting this again so soon but to nobody’s surprise, Instagram is down, so here we go,’ posted on Twitter user following the issues. 

This marks the second significant outage since Thanksgiving day when users across the US and Europe were reporting similar issues.

Similarly, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, began experiencing issues around 2pm GMT on November 28, according to Downdetector.

Downdetector’s outage map showed that users in the UK, East Coast of the United States and Brazil reported being the most affected.

MailOnline has reached out to Facebook and will update with any further information. 

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