San Antonio, TX – You may want to run to HEB and start stocking up on water and supplies. Facebook and Instagram appear to be partially down for some users around the world today. While you can open both platforms, sending or receiving messages on either platform has been difficult, as well as posting new content. We tested multiple accounts at Pub Sports Radio, and found that Messenger couldn’t load at all on desktop, although the mobile app was working. Instagram was worse: posts weren’t loading, Instagram Stories were down. Facebook’s ad section was not functioning either, and it led to an internal error when you tried to buy an ad.
So far, it looks like the outages are mainly in New England; Texas; Seattle, Washington; parts of Latin America, including Peru; the UK; India; and the Philippines. We’ve reached out to Facebook and Instagram to learn more.