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Apple’s iMessage outage — is it fixed?

Apple had disruptions to iMessage and FaceTime on Tuesday

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Apple’s iMessage had an outage earlier today.

Kathy Willens, Associated Press

Apple had a brief outage on Tuesday morning. The outage caused issues on iMessage and FaceTime, Apple’s video calling app.

Driving the news: Users complained to the company about issues sending and receiving messages through iMessage. There were similar issues with the FaceTime app.

  • There were over 10,000 complaints about iMessage on Tuesday, mostly about sending messages, according to Downdetector, which tracks service disruptions around the world.
  • Apple reports that the issues lasted for less than an hour and have been resolved.

What they’re saying: Apple users turned to Twitter to confirm they weren’t the only ones having issues with iMessage and FaceTime. Users posted memes about the technical issues, many using the hashtag #imessagedown.

Details: Earlier on Tuesday morning, WhatsApp also suffered from a major outage, CNN reported.

  • According to DownDectector, WhatsApp had almost 70,000 reported issues.
  • WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world with over 2 billion users. The app is owned by Meta, the tech company formerly known as Facebook.
  • There is no reported correlation between the close disruptions for both apps.