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This article was published on March 19, 2021

Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger are down (Update: they’re back)

Thousands of users reported outages

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Writer at Neural by TNW — Thomas covers AI in all its iterations. Likes Werner Herzog films and Arsenal FC. Writer at Neural by TNW — Thomas covers AI in all its iterations. Likes Werner Herzog films and Arsenal FC.

Update (7:30 PM CET): The services seem to be returning to normal now. Hope you enjoyed the break.

Our original report follows.

WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger have gone down for users around the world.

Thousands of users have reported problems accessing the Facebook-owned apps to outage tracking website DownDetector.

Facebook is yet to provide any official response to the outages, but users are flocking to Twitter to complain about the issue.

We’ll update this piece when the outage ends or when we hear an official response.

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