Instagram and Snapchat are both down for thousands of people

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Snapchat and Instagram are both experiencing outages Monday afternoon for thousands of users.

According to outages tracking site Down Detector, both Instagram and Snapchat have experienced thousands of reports of being down.

Instagram outage reports are largely coming from the East and West coasts of the United States, while Snapchat's outages are reported both in Europe - in the United Kingdom and France - and in the US, both on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

Snapchat wrote on Twitter that it was "aware" some users were having trouble sending Chats, and that the team was looking into the issue. Instagram, however, has been silent on the platform. A spokesperson for Instagram was not immediately available for comment.

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