Facebook¬†has¬†gone down for many¬†users, with thousands reporting they¬†cannot access the popular social media site.
Some users were told the website¬†was undergoing “required maintenance” as they attempted to log in.
Down Detector,a website¬†that tracks internet outages, reported a large spike in users being unable to access Facebook.
Most users reported a “total blackout”, meaning the site would not load,¬†or that they were¬†unable to log in to their accounts.
The technical problems appeared to be affecting Facebook’s¬†desktop site and mobile application.
Some users of¬†Instagram, the picture-sharing app owned by Facebook, have also reported problems.