Problems today for Zuckerberg and co., as social media giant Facebook is experiencing an outage right now with its Messenger service. Yes, Facebook Messenger is down.
According to Down Detector, the main Facebook app has been experiencing problems since 5 PM IST this evening, though it looks like our own Facebook pages are responding. According to user reports, it seems the main app is at least offline in the UK, Australia, Japan, USA and parts of Europe.
Meanwhile, Facebook’s Messenger service has been offline even in India since about 5:15, now about 45 minutes at the time of writing. While everything seems to be fine in the app for some people, barring not being able to send or receive messages of course, the problem is more noticeable on the desktop website, where your messenger window will fail to load.
Of course, that means people are now equal parts panicking and poking fun at Facebook on Twitter.
— Barry Allen (@ShivamChatak) 5 December 2017.
My crush texted me on Facebook, nd now I can’t send a reply #facebookdown
— Speedbird (@Speedbird245) 5 December 2017
#facebookdown Ohw, I just said yesterday that facebook is killing me, killing my time to study.
Now it kill itself.
— socrates tuas (@SocratesTuas) 5 December 2017
Facebook is down
Time to board the windows and await the apocalypse #facebookdown
— Djxck (@destinydjxck) 5 December 2017