Facebook 'DOWN' – thousands of users say app not working in mystery outage

FACEBOOK has been hit by an outage making it impossible for some users to login, according to reports.

It's not clear what has caused the problem but it appears to have only affected a small number of users so far.

The DownDetector site showed a surge in reports on Thursday morning.

"Is Facebook still down? I still can't log in," one user tweeted.

People attempting to login are presented with a message that reads: "Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes.

"In the meantime, read more about why you're seeing this message.

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"Thanks for your patience as we improve the site."

The mystery issue is apparently wreaking havoc on other apps that rely on it, like Pokemon Go.

Niantic, which makes the popular game, tweeted: "Due to an issue may be caused by Facebook, some users are having trouble logging in to Pokémon GO, Pikmin Bloom or Ingress using Facebook.

"If you have linked other accounts, please sign in using them or try again later.

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"Thank you for your patience."

But weirdly, Facebook's own service status page is showing no known issues.

"The service is up and running with no known issues," it currently states.

DownDetector shows 40 per cent of reported issues associated with the Facebook login, and 45 per cent to do with the site itself.

So far, it does not appear to be widespread.

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