Facebook app down and not connecting on April 8

By Daniel Chubb - Apr 8, 2015

The Facebook app is not working with connecting problems on April 8, as reported by Product Reviews readers and thousands on Twitter today. Reports about the Facebook app going down started a couple of hours ago, but have since increased with outage reports climbing on both Down Today and Down Detector in the last hour.

As you can see from the screenshot below for a “Facebook down” search on Twitter, there’s messages being left every few seconds reporting problems with connecting to Facebook. One user said, “I keep getting an error loading the news feed and it’s been this way since 10am on Facebook. I keep getting told I have notifications that I can’t access”.

One of our readers said “what’s going on with Facebook? It’s been down all day and I can’t find out how to fix the problem”. Another added, “same here says can’t connect”, so it’s clear there’s major issues.


Have you had problems connecting to Facebook today within the app and if so, are your issues with Android or iOS? We have reached out to Facebook support and can’t find any statements on April 8, so for now it looks like we need to wait until these connection problems are fixed.

We run a few tests on an iPhone and found loading the newsfeed almost impossible and that was our only error. Others are reporting errors with everything on Facebook when trying to connect within apps, so leave a comment to let us know what’s down for you and on which platform.

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  • sarah

    Can’t load news feed or post on groups or pages when using the android Facebook app , been this way for 10 hours now. UK

  • Bex

    Newsfeed was working, but can’t access any groups or friends timelines, on android mobile app

  • Dawn

    Error loading newsfeed on Android.

  • Kathi

    Android phone… Keeps saying error loading newsfeed. Also, it says I have new notifications, but nothing is showing??? I noticed it at 7am PST.

  • John

    Mine is error loading news feed since 3 A.M. this morning on android mobile

  • Elizabeth

    Mine was error loading newsfeed so I uninstalled and reinstalled and now that is still not working right but also now my notification panel is completely blank….it says “no notifications”, but I tried on my computer and it is working fine. Seriously this needs to get fixed!!! I am already having other issues with my phone since it did a system update my e-mail isn’t working correctly and they don’t have a fix for it so they have to send me a new phone. This is on a Galaxy S5.

  • Steph

    been getting variations of the can’t connect error on my newsfeed since 7:45 AM EST

  • April

    Error loading news feed…from Houston. I am on an Android device.

  • Kay

    Android phone, no connection with sad face cloud since before 7am Pacific time

  • Tom

    facebook news feed not working on my Android phone, been down hours in Canada.

  • sarah

    Error loading news feed on my android app

  • Billy

    I’ve got an error loading the news feed on Facebook.

  • Pete

    I have no issues with the FB app on my iPad.

  • Riley

    Connecting issues here in new york, hope everything is fixed soon.

  • Robbie

    Today is the first day in april 2015 that I have had any problems, but the facebook app wont load in android for me right now.