Meta’s social media apps down for thousands of users in US: report

Meta Platforms Inc̵

7;s social media apps were down for thousands of users in the United States on Wednesday, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

According to Downdetector.com, more than 18,000 Instagram users reported problems with access to the app and nearly 13,000 incidents were reported for the Facebook app. Downdetector.com data shows that outage reports have also increased for WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

DownDetector tracks outages on its platform by combining status reports from multiple sources, including user-submitted errors.

Big Tech platform outages are not uncommon as many companies from Google to Microsoft have seen service disruptions.

Microsoft was hit with a networking outage earlier on Wednesday that took down its cloud platform Azure along with services such as Teams and Outlook, affecting millions of users globally.

Meta did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

The text of this story is published from a wire agency feed without any modification. Only the headline has been changed.

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