Instagram and Facebook Messenger have been facing issues since last evening, with many users taking to social media to complain about how they face problems while messaging on these meta-owned platforms.
According to complaints, messages sent as DMs on Instagram and messages sent on Facebook Messenger are disappearing for some users as soon as they are shipped. As of the writing of this report, the issue has not yet been fixed.
According to website services status tracker DownDetector, the Instagram reports have been coming in from around 8 p.m. on July 5th and continue till the early morning of July 6th.
Downdetector shows two peak outage reports, one on July 5 at 11:18 pm and the other on July 6 at 10:18 am. Similar issues were also reported with Facebook Messenger.
Many users took to Twitter to vent their frustrations triggering off a meme fest on the platforms. The #instagramdown has also been trending on Twitter.
This is only a partial outage, though. At least for Instagram, all the other features on the app are working perfectly, with no further complaints coming in for the rest. Meta is yet to issue any official communication regarding this issue, so we don’t know when it might be fixed.