Why Is iMessage Not Working? Users Report App Down and Not Sending Messages. One hundred percent of those who reported issues using iMessage cited problems sending messages.

By Sam Silverman

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Your fellow Apple users might briefly be out of touch.

Apple iMessage appeared to be down on Tuesday, with more than 8,500 people reporting issues with the app around 12 p.m. EST, according to Down Detector.

Of those reports, 100% cited problems sending messages through the app.

iMessage was trending at No. 2 on Twitter, with many users taking to the platform to confirm the apparent issue. Users posted more than 36,000 tweets about the outage.

Reports of the issue appear to have slowed down as of 1 p.m. EST. According to Apple's status page, iMessage disruptions were resolved around 12:15 p.m. EST.

The issues with iMessage follow WhatsApp's global outage earlier in the day when more than 5,000 users reported issues with the app. However, Meta confirmed the app has since been restored, with a spokesperson telling CNN, "We know people had trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We've fixed the issue and apologize for any inconvenience."

Sam Silverman

Content Strategy Editor

Sam Silverman is a content strategy editor at Entrepreneur Media. She specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), and her work can be found in The US Sun, Nicki Swift, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style and Health. She writes for our news team with a focus on investigating scandals. Her coverage and expertise span from business news, entrepreneurship, technology, and true crime, to the latest in entertainment and TV news. Sam is a graduate of Lehigh University and currently resides in NYC. 

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