Facebook DOWN: Social network NOT WORKING after massive web and app outage

FACEBOOK is down tonight and not working leaving thousands of users unable to access the popular social media site. Users are seeing a blank screen when trying to log in and view their timeline.

Facebook is currently down with thousands of users across the UK, Asia and Europe currently unable to access the service.

The issues appear to have began just after 4.20pm BST this afternoon.

Down Detector, which monitors outages, is currently showing thousands of reports with a spike seeing over 3,000 people mentioning the issues.

One user has posted a message on Down Detectors forums saying they are simply seeing a white screen when trying to load Facebook.

Whilst another has confrimed: "Nothing loading for me either. Blank page."

Users have also flocked to Facebook's big rival Twitter to report issues with the service this afternoon.

One user tweeted: "FACEBOOK IS DOWN"

While another said: "OMG! Facebook is DOWN! What do we do? It's a crisis."

And it's not just Facebook that is facing issues as Instagram also appears to down tonight.

Hundreds of Instagram users are reporting problems with the US social network website every minute, DownDetector data reveals.

According to data amassed by DownDetector, half of all those struggling to connect to Instagram are unable to access the News Feed.

Facebook has been struggling recently with outages with users facing a number of issues over the past few months.

It's currently unclear what is causing this latest problem.


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