Meta encountered a significant outage on Tuesday, compelling them to turn to rival platform X to disseminate the news. In his first post in a week, Meta spokesperson Andy Stone acknowledged the issue, stating, "We're aware people are having trouble accessing our services. We are working on this now."

With their servers down, Meta had little choice but to utilize Elon Musk's platform to communicate, much to the billionaire's amusement. Musk promptly took advantage of the situation, mocking the rival tech company with a series of posts. "If you're reading this post, it's because our servers are working," Musk teased, followed by a meme about the outage.

Even the official business account for X joined in on the fun, seemingly poking fun at Meta's predicament with a post that joked, "We know why you're all here rn."

Facebook and Instagram experienced outages on Tuesday, leaving many users unable to log in to their accounts. A page managed by Meta monitoring the status of the company's platforms reported "major disruptions" to Facebook logins as of 10:17 a.m. ET. However, a Meta spokesperson later announced that the issue had been resolved.

Stone issued a statement just over an hour after his initial post, stating, "Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have difficulty accessing some of our services. We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

Representatives for Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider, made outside normal working hours.

The relationship between Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Musk has been tense, particularly after Zuckerberg launched Meta's Threads last year as a direct competitor to X. The rivalry between the two tech giants has led to public jibes and mockery of their competing platforms.

1.Meta encountered major outages impacting Instagram and Facebook on Tuesday.
2. Using a competitor platform X, Meta announced the issue.
3. Elon Musk seized the chance to ridicule the rival tech firm.