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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are experiencing some serious outages right now

Yup, again.

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Nope, it’s not just you. Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are currently dealing with some major outages this morning. Taking a quick peek at Downdector’s maps, it’s showing that all three apps are struggling to keep up all around the globe.

People experiencing the worst of it are folks on the East Coast and Europe. It’s even trending on Twitter.

The Independent is reporting WhatsApp users are unable to send photos, videos and voice messages. But text messages are still going through.

As to what is causing the outages, it’s really unclear at this point. One thing is clear though, this has been happening a lot. It happened four months ago and another one a month later. With today’s outage, this marks the third major outage of the year. Yea, not good.

Jane Manchun Wong is pointing to DDoS attacks as to the cause of the outages:

In a statement provided to Mashable, Facebook has confirmed the outages and provided them with the following statement:

“We’re aware that some people and businesses are currently having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” a Facebook Spokesperson said.

Update: Everything seems to be back up and running. Facebook and Instagram both confirmed this in tweets made on Wednesday night at 9 PM.

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