Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after large outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp appeared to be back up and running for most users on Sunday morning after experiencing earlier widespread outages.

They were temporarily down early Sunday.

All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage.

They went down about  6:30 a.m. in much of the world and appeared to be  back up and running for most users by 9 a.m.