By Donie O'Sullivan and Heather Kelly, CNN Business
Updated 2:54 AM ET, Thu March 14, 2019


Washington DC (CNN Business)A partial Facebook outage affecting users around the world has stretched beyond 14 hours, but was showing some signs of ending early Thursday. It's believed to be the biggest interruption ever suffered by the social network.

Facebook (FB), the world's largest social network, had to turn to its rival Twitter (TWTR) to explain that its group of hugely popular apps were having difficulties.

Some users of Facebook and other platforms owned by the tech giant — including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp — reported intermittent problems accessing the services and posting content.

The outage appeared to be abating early Thursday. At 12:41 a.m. ET, Instagram posted a tweet that said, "Anddddd... we're back" with a gif of Oprah Winfre

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