Facebook appeared to quickly confirm that Messenger was, indeed, down. “No, your wifi isn’t out. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #messengerdown,” Messenger’s official account tweeted Wednesday.


A spokesperson for “Meta” confirmed to Gizmodo that the company is having problems—specifically with the company’s communication platforms. They sent the following statement:

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Messenger, Workplace Chat and Instagram DMs. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience,” a spokeswoman said.


This latest apparent outage follows a massive one in October that saw all of Facebook and its services disappear from the internet for the better part of a day. The blackout was ultimately revealed to be the result of a “faulty configuration change” to an obscure but very important routing protocol known as Border Gateway Protocol or BGP.

These days, global outages are the least of Face-Meta’s troubles, however. Beset by ongoing revelations provided by a company whistleblower, Frances Haugen, the company has suffered through ongoing criticism regarding its business practices. Haugen’s leaks have triggered inquires from Congress, as well as ongoing media investigations.