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" on Saturday afternoon as they attempted to log on. Most users reported a "total blackout", meaning the site would not load, or that they were unable to log in to their accounts. Most of the users reported the downtime about 2pm.
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.
One Facebook fan posted a message online saying they'd been faced with a message that reads: "Facebook will be back soon."
"Thanks for your patience as we improve the site."