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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

Sankt-Petersburg Russia April 5, 2018: Apple iPhone X on office desk with icons of social media facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat application on screen. Social network. Starting social media app. Photo taken at company office

NEW YORK — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down Sunday morning, April 14. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading for users.

Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 a.m. in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines.

It was not immediately clear what caused the outage or how long the platforms would be down.

An email requesting comment about the outage was sent to Facebook.

#FacebookDown, #instagramdown and #whatsappdown were all trending on Twitter globally.

Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014.

There are more than 1.52 billion daily active Facebook users, according to the social media network’s website.

Around 8:00 a.m., Facebook was back up and running for users.

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