Facebook down across the UK

There have been multiple reports of Facebook outages across the UK.

Friday, 26th January 2018, 10:44 am
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 10:47 am
Publishers and brands have been affectedc by the Facebook issues.

Last night, the social media giant - which boasts over 2 billion active users - announced services were down around the globe.

In a statement Facebook said: ‘Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble connecting to Facebook and Instagram. We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologise for any inconvenience,’

But on Friday morning many were still experiencing problems accessing their newsfeed.

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The News and other major publishers have reported continued problems.

Facebook recently announced it would making major changes to its news feed, prioritising posts from family and friends and reducing those from media organisations, businesses and brands.

The move is an attempt to make time spent on the platform ‘more meaningful’ for its more than two billion members, founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on the site.

News, brand and video content has ‘exploded’ in recent years, ‘crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other’, he added.

A global outage map showing which countries are affected
A global outage map showing which countries are affected