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Facebook, Instagram resolve outage

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For some, the reprieve from Thanksgiving gatherings has finally come - Facebook and Instagram are up and running again.

[SAN FRANCISICO] For some, the reprieve from Thanksgiving gatherings has finally come - Facebook and Instagram are up and running again.

Facebook, which owns Instagram, said it resolved an earlier issue with its central software system that prevented users globally from accessing its family of apps on Thanksgiving Day.

"Earlier today, people may have experienced trouble accessing Facebook's family of apps," it said in a statement. "We are back to 100 per cent for everyone," it said, offering an apology.

Users in several countries had reported issues with Facebook's platforms earlier on Thursday.

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#Instagramdown was the second-most trending topic on Twitter worldwide with complaints from users in countries including the US, which is celebrating its Thanksgiving Day holiday, the UK and Brazil. Instagram tweeted it was up and running five hours after it first confirmed the issues.

It is not the first time the social media company has had connectivity problems. In July, a routine maintenance was followed by issues uses faced uploading or sending photos and videos.

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