Facebook DOWN – website and app not working for thousands of users

FACEBOOK users are reporting that the app and website are down.

Thousands of people across the globe have logged issues with the platform on the independent website DownDetector.

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According to the online outage tracker, the ongoing problems began around 8am BST (3am ET) on Friday.

Users in the UK, US, Canada and Australia are among those affected.

It's not immediately clear what is responsible for the outage.

Based on social media reports, users attempting to access Facebook on the Safari web browser appear to be worst affected.

However, some fans have also reported problems with the app, as well as Facebook-owned services WhatsApp and Instagram.

We've tried those apps from The Sun HQ in London and they appear to be working fine.

Facebook also appears to be working in the Google Chrome web browser, as well as Microsoft Edge.

However, when trying to access the site from Safari, a blank page shows and we're unable to login.

The Sun has reached out to Facebook for comment.

Users took to Twitter to investigate the mysterious disruption.

One wrote: "Is #facebook down for anyone else right now? It's just loading a blank page… #facebookdown #fb".

Another said: "Looks like UK got a high degree of #facebookdown in #Safari on @Apple? Can’t tell you how frustrating that is."

And a third tweeted: "FacebookDown on Safari? Seems OK on Chrome and the app is working."

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