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Facebook, Instagram users report brief outage

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 17:52:56-04

Facebook and Instagram users were unable to access the popular social media sites Thursday evening. It is unknown what caused the outage.

According to Down Detector, thousands of users began reporting the outage at 5:21 p.m. ET.

By 5:50 p.m. ET, it appeared the outage was resolved.

Facebook and Instagram are two of America's top 20 websites, according to Alexa.com.