Interestingly though, at the time of writing this story, Facebook's status dashboard showed that everything was running "healthy".
Officials with Facebook have not issued a statement regarding the major outage. The company said it is working to restore service.
Facebook: What can cause these problems?
Thousands of users complained about issues with Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, citing problems with sharing posts and sending messages, according to Down Detector, a website that tracks such outages. As for the cause, it is unknown so far but we can look at previous incidents.
Facebook's mobile site appears to be working intermittently.
A few months ago, there was a similar overall glitch, affecting more sites than Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp. Therefore, it may be an internal problem.
'Nothing but a blank page.maybe families will be able to spend more time with each other on Thanksgiving and put their phones down, ' one user in the United States wrote on the Downdetector forum. Either way, failures happen and we have to deal with them.