[April 16: Facebook, YouTube, Telegram, Whatsapp down in Pakistan] Facebook (FB) Messenger & Instagram still down for some after massive outage

Scroll sown for new updates that have been added at the end of the article

Original story (Sept 01,2018) follows:

The Facebook Messenger app suffered a massive outage today. Given the extreme popularity of the application, a very large number of users were affected. Following are some of the tweets from users after they found the app was down.


A large number of reports said only the app was down, meaning users could still access the service through other platforms like desktop. However, given the fact that a large majority of users likes to chat on the go, the problem quickly became a big deal.

While the worst seems to be over, there are still reports about the service not being accessible. However, it’s reasonable to assume these are just the final wave of users, for whom the problem will get resolved shortly.

In case the problem persists for long, do let us know by dropping a comment below. We’ll update the story accordingly.

Update 1 (October 30)

Going by reports proliferating on Twitter, Facebook Messenger is encountering issues as of writing this. The service is down and not working for many.

Users are taking to social media platforms to vent their frustration:


Matter of fact, both Facebook and Instagram are reportedly down in various parts of the globe as well. Looks like Europe is at the center of the outage.

Map of the affected region via Downdetector

Apart from Europe, Instagram is taking a massive hit in the entire east coast of the USA.

Via Downdetector

Update 2 (Nov 28)

Both Facebook and Instagram are down, and users are encountering issues while accessing the services as of writing this. Reports are proliferating across micro-blogging site Twitter.

Since Facebook and Instagram seem to not be working thought more people would be over here so have a wonderful day with loved ones today! #instagramdown #facebookdown

#facebookdown + #instagramdown ?

Following is what they get to see:


Down detector also conveys the same.

Update 3 (Nov 28)

As per the latest user shared info, Facebook is undergoing a maintenance.

Facebook is seemingly aware of the issue, as here’s what some of the users get to see:


Update 4 (Nov 29)

The issue has been resolved.

Update 5 (Jan 14, 2020)

We are again seeing reports that Facebook and Facebook-owned services like Messenger and Instagram are down for many users.


We are looking for more info, and will update the story as and when we have anything news-worthy.

Update 6 (Feb 12)

Going by reports prolifetrating on Twitter, Instagram is down and not working for users. Downdetector also conveys the same.

Update 7 (March 19, 20201)

All three services Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram, are women as of writing this. For more details, head here.

Update 8 (April 16, 20201)

Going by reports circulating on Twitter, Whatsapp, Facebook, YouTube, and Telegram are down in Pakistan. There are reports about Twitter not working as well. And if reports are to believe, the nation has apparently banned these social media platforms. More details here.


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