"We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible". "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", Facebook tweeted. In its live outage map, it shows that the Facebook outage is being primarily experienced in the US and Western Europe.
Many users said they could not send messages and after re-installing the app they could not log in.
The outage appears to be scattered, however, and not as widespread as the November 2018 outage that knocked the site down for almost an hour.
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They all had one thing in common, he said, "a spirit to serve the people of the world and to make it a better place for us all". The plane's passengers and crew came from at least 35 different nations, and included almost two dozen United Nations staff.
The outage includes Oculus, Facebook's virtual reality company and Workplace, its corporate comunications software.
Facebook and its network of apps have been suffering connectivity issues for over five hours now. Individual users have been able to post sporadically throughout the outage.
Facebook did not say what was causing the outages, which were still occurring as of 2.15pm ET, or which regions were affected. Social media users have written in from Canada and Las Vegas to point out the outages in their part of the world.
However, when switching over to desktop, the issues became even more apparent.