Facebook and Instagram Go Down During Thanksgiving – Recovers After a Few Hours

by Vallari Gupte


Facebook and Instagram faced several issues for a couple of hours during Thanksgiving and all around the world as the photo-sharing platform glitched presumably, only to recover after a couple of hours. Just like the feeling that you get that your turkey is just done but not quite, Facebook and Instagram pulled an “oopsie” on perhaps the second biggest day to share your memories after New Year’s and Christmas.

Many users across the globe faced a variety of issues ranging from not receiving notifications and not able to upload new pictures across both platforms. However, Facebook was quick to restore service to Facebook, their primary platform after a couple of hours after the issue went viral and soon after fixed the issue for Instagram too.

“Earlier today, people may have experienced trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps. The issue has since been resolved, we are back to 100% for everyone and we’re sorry for any inconvenience,” they quoted. They further quoted that they were “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.” After fixing the issue they issued a statement “We quickly investigated, started restoring access, and we’re now monitoring for a full recovery. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. “

According to DownDetector, Instagram suffered the worst for a majority of users all through central Europe, with #InstagramDown trending on Twitter. Facebook users across the US suffered heavy functionality issues. Given that America is on a national holiday today, it was a downer that our favorite social media apps were not working properly. However, the issues were kept on board for only a couple of hours and were resolved soon.

While this isn’t the first time in the vicinity of this year that the social media platforms decided to take a break, outrages in March were attributed towards “server configuration change” and went on to continue for more than 24 hours before they were resolved.

Vallari Gupte

I am a business and technology reporter who is intrigued by new innovations and ideas. My desire to bring the latest news in the tech and business world to people has prompted me to create a blog that centers on the challenges, advancements, and innovations in these sectors. I am currently workinRead more...