Apple's iMessage Returns After Service Outage


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Dan Frommer, Business Insider

UPDATE: iMessage is back online after being down for a few hours.


EARLIER: Not that it should come as a surprise to anyone, but Apple's iMessage is down right now.

Several users have reported problems sending iMessages and Apple's iCloud status page says the service is experiencing issues.

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FaceTime, the video chat feature on iPhones and iPads, is also down.

If you're trying to send messages to friends, the best thing to do is send them as a regular text message for now. Just press and hold the speech bubble with your text and select "send as SMS."