FACEBOOK DOWN – UPDATE ONE: The login issues that hit Facebook earlier today have been resolved.
On Down Detector reports of Facebook down fell from almost 3,500 to just seven at the time of writing.
While a Facebook spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “Earlier today, some people may have briefly experienced trouble logging into Facebook.
“The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for any inconvenience”.
Independent outage monitor Down Detector has registered thousands of reports of Facebook down with the problem peaked at over 3,000 reports.
Out of those affected 43 per cent of Facebook users are experiencing issues logging in, with reports on Twitter of users being greeted with a login error screen on the site.
While 45 per cent of users are experiencing a total Facebook blackout.
Down Detector is an independent outage monitor which tracks social mentions around specific topics to detect when popular services go down.
The Down Detector outage map claims the Facebook down issues are mainly affecting users in the UK as well as large parts of Europe.
Amid the Facebook down reports users of the site flocked to rival social network to report issues.
One posted: “So #facebookdown and I almost had a heart attack”.
Another wrote: “So many people reporting that Facebook is down with images exposing their username (email or phone number)”.
One added: “@facebook anything happening with accounts authentication? Can’t recover my account and neither login!”
And one tweeted: “Facebook login’s down #facebookdown.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Facebook for comment.
Most recent statistics show Facebook has 2.27billion monthly active users.
The latest Facebook down issues come hot on the heels of other recent server issues users have faced.
Last week Facebook users once again registered Facebook down issues with Down Detector receiving thousands of Facebook down reports.
During the outage Facebook users saw an error message that declared the social media site was down for maintenance.
It read: “Facebook will be back soon.
“Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes.
“Thanks for your patience as we improve the site.”
More to follow…