Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger Working Again After Outage

Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger briefly went down Friday afternoon in an outage that prevented users from sending messages and refreshing their feeds.

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According to DownDetector, Facebook’s suite of apps stopped working at about 1:15 p.m. EST.

By 2:30 p.m. EST, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger were up and running as normal.

Instagram users were unable to refresh their feeds or load the desktop website, while users on WhatsApp and Messenger could not send or receive messages

The main Facebook app did not experience any outages.


Facebook, which owns all three apps, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Forbes.

“Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services. We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.

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