Meta’s social media apps back up after brief outage

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FILE PHOTO: The Meta logo is seen on smartphone in front of displayed logo of Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus in this illustration taken

(Reuters) -Meta Platforms Inc said on Friday it has fixed the issue that was preventing users from accessing its social media platforms.

“Earlier today, a configuration change caused some people to have trouble accessing our products,” a Meta spokesperson said.

More than 11,000 users across Instagram, Facebook and Messenger had reported issues with accessing the apps, sending messages and logging into their accounts, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com.

Meta’s messaging app WhatsApp had faced a global outage just earlier this week, which was later resolved.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage may be affecting a larger number of users.

(Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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