Facebook and Instagram has gone down for thousands as they complained of being unable to access the social media sites this afternoon.
People said they were experiencing problems logging onto Facebook, sending messages or ‘liking’ posts and pictures.
Others reported a ‘total blackout’ meaning the site wouldn’t load or they were unable to log in to their accounts.
Facebook and Instagram has gone down for thousands as they complained of being unable to access the social media sites this afternoon
According to UK site DownDetector, which collects reports of website crashes, the problems on Facebook began at around 2.15pm on Saturday.
At its peak there were more than 1,500 reports of people experiencing problems getting onto the website.
Some Facebook users were told the website was undergoing ‘required maintenance’.
Others reported difficulties using the Facebook Messenger app and Instagram, which also saw problems at around the same time.
Instagram users were left seeing a page reading: ‘Oops, an error occurred.’
The technical problems appeared to be resolved for many users shortly before 3.30pm.