(NORTH AMERICA) – A number of people across the United States, parts of Canada and Mexico have reported that they are having issues accessing social media platforms Facebook and instagram.
The complaints are rising into the hundred’s of thousands for each social media platform. Down detector website confirms that there is a large outage and Facebook has acknowledged the issue.
Facebook and Instagram’s newsfeeds are both acting sluggish for some people, while others cannot manage to login at all. Some people are reporting an entire blackout, and are unable to access either platform at all.
The outage happens a day before Black Friday, when people are browsing for sales and deals. Both sites appear to be prone to outages as of lately.
In July, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down for almost an entire day. A number of advertisers were likely upset about the substantial outage which reduced their reach.
Facebook has over 2,300,000,000 users and Instagram has over 1,000,000,000 users. WhatsApp doesn’t appear to be impacted today.