Facebook Chat, Messenger Down: Outage on Friday; ‘Unable to fetch previous messages in conversation’, ‘Temporarily Unavailable’ Errors

Facebook Chat apparently went down for many users on Friday.

Several Epoch Times reporters attempted to use the service, but could not access it.

Facebook’s chat gave out this message starting at about 6:15 p.m. ET: “We were unable to fetch previous messages in this conversation.”

A number of people on Twitter indicated that they couldn’t use it.

When trying to send a message, many were getting this reponse from Facebook: “Sorry, messages are temporarily unavailable. Please try again in a few minutes. Click to send again.”

The Associated Press update for Facebook:

Police: Utah teenager arrested after bomb threat 

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — Saratoga Springs police have arrested a Utah teenager in connection with a bomb threat at a Utah high school this week.

They arrested the 16-year-old Thursday about 5:00 p.m.

Investigators say the boy has a history of making threats similar to the one he issued to his former high school earlier in the week.

Authorities aren’t releasing his name because he is a minor. They say he is a former student at West Lake High School who has in prior instances taken to Facebook to threaten violence on schools, law enforcement officers and others.

City spokesman Owen Jackson says local and federal investigators tracked him down in part by usingFacebook.

They found no explosives in his home. KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1qwNH8k) that he is in jail and police are not looking for other suspects.