Facebook back up after nearly 2-hour outage that sparked panic among social media users

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook experienced a widespread outage Tuesday that caused many social media users to panic and jump over to Twitter to make jokes about being forced to communicate the old-fashioned way.

There is no word yet on what caused the social platform to go down just before 7 a.m. It was back up by 9 a.m.

Here are some of our favorite tweets about the outage.


This is the second outage this month. Last Monday, Facebook experienced a widespread outage that lasted for approximately 30 minutes.

Tracking Coronavirus

More Tracking Coronavirus



More News