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Facebook, Instagram are back up after service outages

Key Points
  • Facebook experienced an outage that interrupted its services, including its social network, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.
  • The issues began around 1:30 p.m. ET and were resolved in about an hour.

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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Erin Scott | Reuters

Facebook on Friday experienced an outage that interrupted its services, including its social network, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.

"Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services," a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement. "We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience." 

The issues began around 1:30 p.m. ET and were resolved in about an hour.

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