Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram down in many regions - UK, Europe, Australia

Dec 18 2020 - Users are reporting that Instagram is crashing continuously on the App. As a workaround, it works from the Google Chrome browser for some. Try Incognito, that works too in few cases.

Users are facing multiple crash issues with the App and errors.

⚠️ Report bug - java.lang.NullPointerException

Instagram report bug nullpointerexception
Instagram report bug nullpointerexception

⚠️ Instagram keeps stopping

Instagram keeps stopping
Instagram keeps stopping

⚠️ Instagram runtime exception - Instagram is experiencing crashes

Instagram runtime exception
Instagram runtime exception
Many users are facing issues with Facebook. This is happening worldwide.
Users have also reported that they are also facing problems with Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
Tags: #FacebookDown #FacebookMessengerDown #InstagramDown
Facebook down
Facebook down

People have flooded Twitter with #FacebookDown tweets.

Most issues reported are for Facebook Messenger, but users also complained that Facebook and Instagram also stopped functioning. The outage is not impacting and affecting all users. Complaining users said they cant send messages and few not able to log in at all.
Facebook Instagram down
Facebook Instagram down

⚡️ Official Facebook Twitter handle tweeted

We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible

⚡️ Official Instagram Twitter handle tweeted

We know this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to resolve this ASAP.


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    10 Dec 2020 17:23:44 GMT
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  • Fixed in Bulgaria
    10 Dec 2020 14:50:02 GMT
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    10 Dec 2020 13:22:11 GMT
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    10 Dec 2020 13:02:30 GMT
  • any ETA? no comment from Zuckerberg?
    10 Dec 2020 12:58:41 GMT
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    10 Dec 2020 12:51:00 GMT
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    Instagram down
    Instagram down
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