Facebook and Instagram down: Social media users struggle to log on
Facebook has gone down for many users, with thousands reporting they cannot access the popular social media site.
The popular social network is not working for a second time in week.
Hundreds of Facebook and Instagram users appear unable to load the social network on desktop computers and smartphones.
The California-based site outage has also left users unable to share links or post articles.
Independent website Down Detector, which measures social mentions around a certain topic to track outages across the globe, shows some users reporting issues with the Facebook website throughout the UK and parts of mainland Europe and the USA.
Users are reporting problems with the social network website every minute, Down Detector data has revealed.
One Facebook fan posted a message online saying they’d been faced with a message that reads: “Facebook Will Be Back Soon”
“Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.”
Twitter is also packed with Facebook users who are struggling to get online with many receiving similar maintenance messages.
Earlier this week Facebook was hit by a major outage which left fans of the social site unable to access their personal pages.
It’s unclear what caused the issue although a number of unsubstantiated reports suggested that Facebook suffered a “catastrophic” problem.
Others have claimed that this is the result of a DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attack.
What is clear is that it appeared to be one of the biggest outages at Facebook this year.
Facebook has spoken out about last week’s outage.
A spokesperson for the US social network told Express.co.uk: “Earlier today some people may have had trouble accessing Facebook on the desktop version of Chrome for a short period of time. We’re back to 100% for everyone, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience.”