Facebook, Instagram experiencing intermittent outages Thanksgiving morning

Facebook and Instagram were experiencing intermittent outages throughout Thursday morning, prompting millions of users to log on to other social media platforms ahead of Thanksgiving celebrations.

"We're aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook's family of apps, including Instagram," a statement on - where else? - Instagram's official Twitter account said. "We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #InstagramDown"

Facebook was back up and running shortly before 7 a.m. (PST) before crashing again about 45 minutes later. Connectivity was then briefly restored before another ongoing outage occurred.
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