Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Facebook experienced a rare outage earlier today (updated)

Oh happy day.
Andrew Tarantola, @terrortola
November 12, 2018
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Downdetector

Facebook users are awakening to a startling sight Monday, as it appears that the social network is currently offline according to reports from Downdetector. 50 percent of DD users are reporting a complete lockout from the site itself while another 30 percent report that, while they can view the site, they aren't able to successfully log in. Engadget has confirmed amongst its editors in both the US and the UK that the platform is unavailable on either desktop or mobile.

Update 11/12/2018 2:49PM ET: Facebook is back online. "Earlier today, a routine test caused users to have trouble accessing or posting to all Facebook services including WhatsApp and Instagram. We quickly investigated and restored access for everyone. We're sorry for the inconvenience," a Facebook spokesperson told the NYT.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

SpaceX scales back plans for Starship's first high-altitude flight

SpaceX scales back plans for Starship's first high-altitude flight

View
Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history

View
Dark mode is coming to WhatsApp for Android

Dark mode is coming to WhatsApp for Android

View
The best wireless workout headphones

The best wireless workout headphones

View
SpaceX's reused rockets will carry national security payloads for the first time

SpaceX's reused rockets will carry national security payloads for the first time

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr