Facebook and Instagram were down for thousands of users across the world on Thursday morning, right in time for Thanksgiving.
According to the website Downdetector, reports of Facebook being down shot up from about 130 just before 9 a.m., to over 3,000 reports by 9:15 a.m.
As of about 9:45 a.m. there were over 7,200 reports of Facebook and being down. Reports of Instagram being down began at 9:05 a.m. The outage reports peaked at 19,000.
Most of the reports of Facebook being down were in the Northeast United States, as well as along the West Coast in California. There were some outages reported in Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil as well.
Most of the Instagram outage reports came out of the Northeast United States, London and Brazil. When some users try to log into Facebook, there is an error message that reads, “Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes.”