'Is Facebook down?' Facebook users reporting issues

Thomas Trutschel

Its Facebook outage map showed hotspots in the heavily populated areas of the United States, in northern Europe including the UK, and also instances in the UAE.

"We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", the company said in a statement.

According to The Verge, Messenger couldn't load at all on the desktop, but the mobile app was working.

That said, you may be be experiencing issues relating to the loading of posts.

'We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible'.

Facebook acknowledged the issue in a tweet.

For our newsroom, the outage has been preventing any new posts to our Facebook page or responses to user comments.

More than a third of Facebook users affected by the outage reported that they were experiencing a 'total blackout'. Others report zero problems while someone directly connected to them has an issue.

WhatsApp also is in the Facebook family of products, but it seems to be working. The outage spans across Facebook Messenger as well.

Right now, news outlets aren't sure how you're getting to this article because Facebook drives so much traffic.

We'll update this post as we hear more from Facebook.

It is still unclear when two of the biggest social media networks will be back up and running.

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