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It’s official: Facebook and Instagram are working again

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps displayed on an iPhone.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps displayed on an iPhone.(Jenny Kane/Associated Press)

It’s official: Facebook and Instagram are up and running again after users reported having problems accessing the site Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 2 a.m. Thursday morning, both social media platforms posted that their respective sites were working.

The website status tracker downdetector.com reported a spike in outage reports around midday Wednesday, which coincided with a tweet from Facebook noting that they were aware of an issue affecting their “family of apps.”

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, also posted a tweet about the outage Wednesday evening and downdetector.com indicated an outage among some users that was mostly concentrated in the northeast.

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