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10 December 2020 14:47

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Instagram’s chat service appears to be working incorrectly, with users unable to send messages.

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Instagram's chat service appears to be working incorrectly, with users unable to send messages. It comes as other Facebook services, including Messenger, appear to be crashing. Issues began around 9:30am today, according to Down Detector, with users experiencing issues with the news feed, stories, messaging, and posting. As well as in the UK, users in Japan, Poland, France, and Belgium are experiencing outages. It appears that the issue is mainly affecting users in Europe, but there has nbeen no statement from either Facebook or Instagram about the outage.

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WhatsApp, which is also ran by Facebook, seems to be operating without issue. "We are aware that some people are having trouble sending messages on Messenger, Instagram and Workplace Chat. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible", a Facebook company spokesperson told The Independent. INDY/ LIFE Newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends every week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the INDY/LIFE newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} The Independent would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here INDY/ LIFE Newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends every week The Independent would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here Facebook has taken action to merge the back-ends of its Instagram and Messenger platforms, so that users on one app can message users on another.

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