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iMessage appears to be experiencing an outage

Apple’s iMessage service is experiencing a rare outage on Thursday that is being reported by many users across the United States.

A notification for a message that failed to send
iMessage is experiencing an outage

The iMessage service is one of Apple’s most used, with millions of messages going out in seconds. When it experiences an outage, it is an immediate effect and easily discovered by services like Downdetector.

Starting at about 5:40 p.m. EST, reports started flooding in of slow to send or failed messages via iMessage. Downdetector is still seeing a spike in complaints as the outage is being discovered and reported.

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