Hundreds of users appear unable to load the social network on desktop computers. They have been faced with an error message.
Similarly, users are unable to use Instagram – a company that is owned by Facebook.
The California-based site outage has left users unable to share links or post articles.
— michelle hamm (@MichelleHamm25) August 26, 2017
Independent website Down Detector, which measures social mentions around a certain topic to track outages across the globe, shows some users reporting issues with the Facebook website throughout the UK and parts of mainland Europe and the USA.
Meanwhile users are flocking to rival social networking site Twitter to see what is happening.