Update: Messenger is now working once again.
It would seem that Facebook Messenger is down today, as we have found that the chat service is not working, and so have been unable to send and receive messages. From what we can tell the issue has been going on for the past couple of hours, and at this time we have no idea how long the service will be down for.
Many of my friends have contacted me via SMS saying that Facebook Messenger is not working, which is a huge pain for users, as they use this as a quick and easy way to chat to their Facebook friends.
I first noticed the issue when I was on the Facebook webpage and then went to chat on the side and it said that it was unable to fetch previous messages in this conversation. I then proceeded to go to the Facebook Messenger app and a red bar keeps appearing at the top saying couldn’t load messages.
You can get on the app and send a message and it will say it has been seen, but this is not true, as the messages are not getting through. Also, all previous messages have disappeared, and the only one that shows is the last message received, but when you click on that person, there are none.
Have you been able to send and receive via Facebook Messenger?
Also See: Facebook update for January 1, 2015