Is Facebook down? Chrome users report issues worldwide

Facebook is down

One good place to start is going into the settings and clearing the history and cache, as this could purge your browser of a stored version of the site which is problematic.

Many have taken to Twitter to complain that they can not access the site on their phones and laptops. However, if you use Incognito mode in Chrome, there does not appear to be any problems.

Holding down Shift and then refreshing the page has been suggested as a workaround. So in the interests of public service we've put together a quick guide that will help you answer that chilling question - is Facebook down? Stay tuned with us for more news on the rare phenomenon called "Facebook Down".

Downdetector.com is also showing reports of issues with Facebook.

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Some online events unite people - such as the recent solar eclipse which was streamed online by millions of people unable to see the spectacle in person.

Facebook has not acknowledged the ongoing issues that appear to have hit users across the UK.

It is understood that users across the globe were affected by the glitch with 63pc of those in Ireland who reported issues to Down Detector experiencing a "total blackout".

This does not seem like an outright outage, as it remains possible to access the site through certain browsers, such as Opera or Microsoft's Edge. As these plugins, by their very nature, disable various functionality on a webpage, it could be that there is a conflict occurring somewhere.


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