Facebook, Messenger AND Instagram 'down' in mysterious mass outage, users complain

FACEBOOK, Messenger AND Instagram have stopped working for some users.

Messaging systems on the trio of Facebook-owned apps mysteriously went down on Thursday morning.

Facebook down – what's happened?

Online outage tracker Down Detector logged thousands of complaints from just after 10am UK time.

And Facebook has confirmed that some users are experiencing issues.

Most of the issues seem to relate to messaging specifically – on Messenger in particular.

But some users are also moaning that Facebook proper and Instagram have stopped working too.

The outage doesn't appear to be affecting all users – but it's severe for those affected.

Facebook not working – what are users saying?

Messengers users say they can't receive any messages, and some can't even log in.

Users flocked to Twitter to complain about the outage.

One wrote: "Is anyone else's messenger/facebook down atm?

"I cant even access most of my s*** on Messenger atm because it says unavailable

"Mate says that its down for almost everyone. Wonder what the hell is going on."

Another frustrated Facebooker said: "Facebook Messenger goes down on the one day I’m trying to have conversations."

Facebook outage – is there an official response?

Facebook's official status page suggests that there are ongoing issues.

And in statement sent to The Sun, a Facebook spokesperson said: "We are aware that some people are having trouble sending messages on Messenger, Instagram and Workplace Chat.

"We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."

More to come…

In other news, the UK is taking on US tech giants like Facebook.

Facebook will soon launch a NEW News Feed with no posts from friends or family.

And if you need some festive cheer, check out our ultimate Christmas tech gift guide.

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