Short/Big server outages

I’ve been trying to log into Messenger, keeps giving me the connection time out error.
As it seems, the error is showing because of the outage thats been happening today.
0 online, then approx. 851 online on the Escargot page.
Any clues why this is happening?

its usually because its overloaded since the server freaks out when having > 1000 people online