A spokesperson for Meta said that an issue that caused users to report outages on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday has been resolved.

According to DownDetector, a site that monitors web outages, users began reporting issues shortly after 10:00 a.m. ET, with reports spiking just after 10:30 a.m. ET. More than 540,000 Facebook users and 85,000 Instagram users reported issues at 10:34 a.m. ET during the peak, according to DownDetector. Some users also reported issues with Meta platforms Threads and Messenger. Relatively fewer reported issues with WhatsApp, Meta's popular messaging and voice-over-IP platform.

Some users found themselves logged out of Facebook. Others saw a message on Instagram reading: "Couldn't refresh feed."

Meta spokesperson Andy Stone said shortly after 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday that "a technical issue" caused the incident, which they have resolved. He did not go into detail the nature of the issue.

"Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services," Stone wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. "We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience."