"Meta Announces Restoration of Facebook and Instagram Services Following Reports of Widespread Issues, With Over Half a Million Users Affected Earlier in the Day. Many Experienced Unexpected Logouts and Difficulty Logging Back In."

On Tuesday, DownDetector, an internet service outage monitoring site, reported receiving over 500,000 problem reports from users in the United States.

As of approximately 10:30 a.m. ET, both Facebook and Instagram users, totaling over 70,000, reported experiencing issues.

According to DownDetector, the most commonly reported issues were related to logging into the Facebook app and experiencing difficulties with the Instagram app.

"In a statement on Tuesday, a spokesperson for Meta acknowledged that earlier today, a technical issue had led to difficulties accessing some of our services."

"We worked swiftly to resolve the issue for all affected users and extend our apologies for any inconvenience caused."

DownDetector reported that Facebook users worldwide, spanning from Egypt to Oklahoma, encountered difficulties logging into the service.

Certain individuals on social media voiced concerns about potential hacking incidents as they were unexpectedly logged out of their accounts and faced difficulties reaccessing them despite entering their passwords.

"NetBlocks, a global internet monitor, stated earlier Tuesday that Meta platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads are currently encountering outages linked to login sessions across multiple countries. The incident is not associated with internet disruptions or filtering at the country level."