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Facebook and Instagram both offline temporarily

Facebook and Instagram both appeared to go down temporarily Thursday evening, with thousands of people reporting outages.

Both platforms were back online a little after 6 p.m. EDT.

“Earlier today, a configuration change caused Facebook services to be unavailable to some people. We quickly investigated and resolved the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience,” a Facebook company spokesperson told The Hill.

The social media giant’s products went offline last month as well, which the company chalked up to a "technical issue."

-Updated 6:52 p.m.