Instagram and other Facebook apps recover from major outage

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A man holds a smart phone with the icons for the social networking apps Facebook, Instagram and Twitter seen on the screen in Moscow on March 23, 2018. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you were having issues getting on Instagram or some other social media apps, it wasn’t you. There was an outage Friday.

Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger were down for less than an hour which created a flurry of people to report the issue on other social media. Facebook said the problem was caused by a technical issue.

On Twitter at #InstagramDown, there were dozens of posts about the outage. At its peak around 10:30 a.m., there were more than 121,000 reports on downdetector.

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