(NEXSTAR) – To update: Both Facebook and Instagram will be back online at 3:11 p.m. PST. The cause of the failure has yet to be reported.
A The Facebook spokesman explained the outage as follows: “Due to a configuration change, Facebook services were not available for some people today. We quickly investigated and resolved the problem. We apologize for any inconvenience. “
Facebook and Instagram were down starting Thursday at 2:38 p.m. PST.
At around 2:06 p.m., people reported that the websites were offline, according to the Down Detector failure detector.
More than 140,000 users told Down Detector that they had outages on Facebook from 2:29 p.m., while over 89,000 said Instagram was offline.
Instagram is owned by Facebook. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for about an hour in March. According to an NBC reporter, the failure was due to “a technical problem”.
This is a developing story. Check for updates again.