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Is iMessage not working? Thousands report Apple service outage on Thursday

The natural titanium iPhone 15 Pro Max seen from below with its distinct 3-camera profile on display in store on September 22, 2023 in Milan, Italy

Thousands of Apple device users reported experiencing issues using iMessage on Thursday afternoon.

More than 13,000 iMessage outages were reported just after 6 p.m. ET, according to outage tracking system Downtector.

Some users have reported receiving an “Not Delivered” message when using the app. Others said they had to choose to send a non-iMessage text with a green bubble instead.

Apple’s online system health tracker briefly indicated that iMessage was experiencing a problem around 7:00 p.m. ET.

USA TODAY was unable to reach Apple for comment, but the company marked the issue as resolved around 7:30 p.m., saying that today between 5:49 p.m. and 6:35 p.m., some users were unable to use this service.