Meta’s social media apps down for thousands of users – Downdetector

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc’s (META.O) social media apps were down on Wednesday for thousands of users in the United States, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

More than 12,000 users across Instagram reported issues with accessing the app, and about 8,000 incidents were reported for Facebook app, according to Downdetector.com. Outage reports also spiked for WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, Downdetector.com data showed.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

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

Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

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