According to reports on DownDetector, Facebook and Instagram had failures on Monday afternoon.
Users reported that both the Facebook website and Facebook Messenger were not available. Instagram users also reported that direct messages didn't work on the platform.
Digital Trends tried to use both platforms. While messenger conversations were slowly loading, both the Facebook website and Instagram app appeared to be loaded, suggesting that a failure could have been a regional problem.
At 2:30 p.m. PT, the service was restored for all three services.
We have asked Facebook for a comment and will update it with more information as soon as we hear.