Facebook appeared to have fixed networking issues that made its flagship app — as well as Instagram and WhatsApp — unusable Monday in an outage lasting more than six hours.
Users reported a spike in problems accessing Facebook’s family of services starting around 11:35 a.m. ET. The issues preventing users from posting content or refreshing their feeds, while the websites of Facebook and Instagram displayed error messages to visitors. By 6 p.m. ET, some of the social giant’s services had become available again.
The outage was the longest downtime for Facebook since March 2019, when the service was down for about 24 hours across multiple apps.