MENLO PARK (AP) — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday.
All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage.READ MORE: Wild Fan Celebration Erupts Following San Francisco 49ers Last-Second Playoff Win
Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 3:30 a.m. PST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in the northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines.
It appeared to be back up and running for most users by 6 a.m. PST.
A Facebook spokesman declined to give a reason for the outage, but said the issue has since been resolved and the company apologized for any inconvenience.READ MORE: San Francisco 49ers Special Teams Spark 13-10 Upset Of Green Bay Packers To Advance To NFC Championship Game
#FacebookDown, #instagramdown and #whatsappdown were all trending on Twitter globally.
Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014.
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