Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp back up after outage

By – Associated Press – Sunday, April 14, 2019

, Instagram and were temporarily down early Sunday.

All three social media platforms, including Messenger, were affected by the outage.

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

It appeared to be back up and running for most users by 9 a.m. EST.

An email requesting comment about what caused the outage was sent to .

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

acquired Instagram in 2012 and in 2014.

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

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