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Reports of problems with Facebook peaked at over 11,000 worldwide according to Downdetector, a website where users can report problems on apps and websites.

We tested multiple accounts at The Verge, and found that Messenger couldn't load at all on desktop, although the mobile app was working. A report from IsitDownrRghtNow.com, a web traffic monitoring site, is reporting that the social media giant is "DOWN for everyone".

Users were reporting the issues on Twitter and the reports were also appearing on the website Down Detector.

Just 12 hours after Gmail experienced an outage, Facebook is down.

A similar message appeared to users on Instagram when trying to log in, saying, "We couldn't connect to Instagram".

On Twitter, Facebook acknowledged the outage saying: "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".

When confirming the platform-wide issue, Facebook shut down speculation that the site may have been targeted by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. Netizens were, at the time, already loudly protesting about the knackered service on social media.

"White moms complaining to their internet providers about Facebook not working thinking that their Internet isn't working because they needed to post another "live laugh love" quote", one person joked. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible".

At the time of press, it's undisclosed as to why the social networking sites are down. Others, on the other hand, simply receive an error message that says "something went wrong".

We'll update this story as more details emerge.

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