Facebook and Instagram closed Thursday afternoon. The blackout appeared to begin around 5:30 PM ET, with thousands of people reporting DownDetector’s outage.The blackout was a second time in less than a month from the social media giant. The March 19th crash took the site offline for hours. Facebook displayed the error message “Sorry, something went wrong”:
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Verge About the cause of the power outage; It is not immediately clear when the service will return. The downtime appears to have affected Facebook’s internal website as well, first seen in a tweet from developer Jane Wong.Even Facebook’s downtime control panel appears to be in trouble.
Shortly after 6:00 PM ET, Facebook and Instagram seem to be making a comeback for most users. But Facebook’s status page has never changed to reflect the outage as it happened.
Update April 8, 6:15 p.m. ET.: Added that Facebook and Instagram seem to be recovering from a blackout.