Facebook is down for many users on the web

Facebook is down for many users on the web

Sasha Lekach 17/09/2020

Logging onto Facebook on Thursday meant looking at an empty screen. 

Facebook's News Feed wouldn't load for many users, while others reported full outages. The app appeared to be working as usual during the issue. 

DownDetector (which is owned by Mashable's parent company) showed a spike in reported problems at the top of the 2 p.m. ET hour. 

Problem alert!

Image: downdetector / screengrab / sasha lekach ./ Mashable

DownDetector also showed a barrage of reported issues for Facebook-owned Instagram and Whatsapp around the same time. 

As the outages continued, the Twitter posts ramped up — especially from European users where many of the issues were reported. Many tweets stated the obvious: Read more...

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