If you’re trying and failing to access Facebook this morning it seems you are not alone. Hundreds of users are complaining that they are seeing a blank screen when trying to access their news feeds via web browsers. Reports suggest that both Chrome and Safari are affected although most of the mentions from users seem to centre around Apple’s software.
Independent tracking website DownDetector, which monitors mentions across social media to track when web services are offline, is suggesting that hundreds of Facebook users are currently experiencing the outage. In fact, at the time of writing, there are some 800 complaints that users can’t access the site.
Express.co.uk has tried to access Facebook from the Safari browser with the screen turning black and no content appearing within the web window.
Users have also flocked to social media to vent their frustrations with one fan saying: “@Facebook Is there a reason why all my Facebook a/cs are down? When I try to open them I am met with a plain black screen. Any suggestions appreciated.”
Another tweeted: “is #facebook down for anyone else right now? It’s just loading a blank page… #facebookdown #fb”
Along with plenty of mentions on Twitter, a number of users have posted images that clearly show how the problem is affecting some fans of Facebook.
The photos clearly show the site’s URL along with a totally blank screen within the browser window.
There’s no word on what is causing the issue or when it will be fixed but Express.co.uk will update this article when we hear more.
For now, you might be better switching to another web browser, such as Firefox and Edge, or using a smartphone app as these appear unaffected.