If you checked Twitter or Facebook in the last five minutes or so you’ll already know what I am talking about. It seems that about half an hour back iMessage went down. Many users have taken to social networks like Twitter or Facebook to report that they cannot use this message service, which is available on both iOS and Mac. Messages between the two are not being sent right now and on the iPhone they’re being sent as text messages.

iMessage is Apple’s own messaging client which is exclusive to the company’s own platforms and devices. So iMessage can work on all supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, and users able to send messages, pictures, video and audio clips and more between iOS devices and OS X machines.

On the iPhone it has a fallback system in place. If an iMessage cannot be sent then the app will revert to text messages. iMessage going down does not affect the iPhone’s ability to send text messages using its cellular connection.

Those who are trying to send a message using this client on a Mac to an iPhone they’re out of luck because iMessage on Mac can’t revert to text messages. So far Apple hasn’t acknowledged whether there’s a major issue and hasn’t clarified when the service will be fully back online once again.

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