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Is Facebook Down? Outage Today, Site and Widgets

Facebook has some great widgets that help websites connect with the over 500 million users, and their social plugins include an activity feed, Like buttons, live streams, and a cool Like Box.

Sadly all sites can suffer downtime, and just moments ago we noticed the “Like This” widget not working on Product Reviews, and the share widgets were not working. After checking Facebook.com, we can see the site is down.

Considering the amount of people that visit Facebook everyday, this is a big deal. The outage so far has been under an hour, but there could have been intermittent problems throughout the day.

Have you been affected by this Facebook outage, and have you seen the site down in your area? Let us know in the comments. We will update you when we find out why Facebook went down.

UPDATE: developers.facebook.com is working, but the main domain and widgets are still down.
Facebook app on iPhone and iPod touch is working.

Another Update:
It looks like the reason behind the downtime is that Facebook are doing updates, they have disconnected most of the applications. Facebook also report that the updates are in different parts of the world, and not all counties will be affected by the downtime today.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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dattsbee
dattsbee

Kansas city Mo and it's been down for me 2 hours so far i kept getting DNS failure so i googled it and found out that everybody is down.How long do you think this is going to take?

Avonlady
Avonlady

down for me also in eastern Canada

chris
chris

Down in Hull, have to watch tv now

Secondary Editorial Voice (tm)
Secondary Editorial Voice (tm)

Been down here in the Cleveland, Ohio area since 1:40PM EDT. Ironically for me, it was while I was taking a look-see at FB's developers blog. 😛
http://downrightnow.com/facebook is a good place to check out as well. Apparently via their stats, FB's been having frequent outages throughout the past 24 hours, but this has been the longest so far.

Oh, damn. Might as well go outside and enjoy the weather… 😉

Eric in L.A.
Eric in L.A.

Los Angeles here. I haven't been able to login to Facebook for 3 days now…. Still all screwed up…. they don't reply to emails either.

PER
PER

DOWN right now – won't let me log in. 🙁 I've tried everything – thought it was my cookies but fixed that — must be fb cuz everything else (other websites, etc) working fine.
When will we be able to log in??? I'm in United States, WA state.

rev p
rev p

down in paris france

matt g
matt g

works on my iPhone but not on my MBP, SORT IT OUT!

tayto
tayto

facebook is Down Here… ireland …over two hours

Daantje
Daantje

Down in Netherlands.

PMD
PMD

What am I going to do. Only recognise my kids by their profile pictures!!!

Guest
Guest

I've managed to get back in, I'm in Leeds, UK. Has been running very slowy though

charles
charles

on now in felixstowe

Rink
Rink

http://apps.facebook.com/ try this way, alot of things still work 🙂

charles
charles

down here in felixstowe suffolk never known facebook to go down before anyone know how much longer fb gona be down?

Stephan
Stephan

Down in Stuttgart (Germany) too. Hasn’t been working for an hour now. Hope it will be accessable again soon!

Oliver
Oliver

Facebook has been acting weirdly since sunday with lots of lag and bizarre behaviour. Maybe they took it down to fix it?

libby
libby

Down in cheltenham (uk)

Betty
Betty

down for me too in Germany

MAtty
MAtty

Turns out facebook works on the Ipod Touch/Iphone app whuch i have result!!

Peter
Peter

Down here in Ilulissat.

janabana
janabana

down in sofia, bulgaria

Trumaine
Trumaine

Down in Middlesbrough (UK) too, So…How else is there an efficient way to pry into all my friends lives now?

ehsan
ehsan

not working for me either. (birmingham uk)

emilio86
emilio86

Down here in Germany since at least 1 hour ago.

Bryan
Bryan

Been down in Ireland for the past hour now.

Bobby
Bobby

Facebooks gone down on me again… The wife isnt gonna be happy ! ha

Nic
Nic

Hope it gets fixed soon! I managed to log in on facebook mobile using my internet browser but then that stopped working too…

Clairificus
Clairificus

Down in Australia not just Europe 😛

TKP
TKP

Down for me in Battersea in London too!!! 🙁

Evil
Evil

Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy! Happy!

Facebook is down! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh!

That sounds great! What a nice day to enjoy fresh air and get out from your nolife!!

Molly
Molly

Down in London. I'm going to take the children to the park, imagine! Desperate times!

woha!!!
woha!!!

Facebook may not be working in the general web, but it's still working fine on mobile web, this is a an intentional crisis, we should expect to hear from the president barack obama advising us on "what to do next". This here is an international emergency, my friends sit tight.. we can get through this!!!

Kat
Kat

I have tried accessing it via all the search engines they cant find http://www.facebook.com!!!!!!!! (Scotland, UK)

Jill
Jill

Down for about an hour in SA, can't access via phone either.

Jerry
Jerry

Down here too… Hamburg, Germany

James
James

Down on me ; )

gemma
gemma

Facebook are currently doing updates,
it will be up and running soon
Sorry for any inconvenience,

Regards
Facebook EGN
18 minutes ago – 4 days left to answer.
Additional Details
We have dissconnected most of the Facebook application's
Please sent email's to Facebook if you are unhappy after we have re-connected Facebook.

Regards
Facebook EGN
10 minutes ago

Facebook is doing updates in diffrent part's of the world,
not all countrys will be affected.

Regards
Facebook EGN
6 minutes ago

*Effected

Regards
Facebook EGN
5 minutes ago

HR

Facebook is down for me, what will we do!!!!!

Anyone got any idea how long for?? 🙁

brzuuu
brzuuu

problems in Poland also 🙁

manu
manu

down in spain .. (madrid)

@Twurlit_Chuckle

dead in Surrey too!

manu
manu

down in spain (madrid)

panic182
panic182

oh my gosh!!! I am in a blind panic.. Facebook is down in Cheshire too!!! god help us

Fen
Fen

It was okay this morning in London, but now it's as dead as a dodo.

Gecko Design
Gecko Design

Down here too (Liverpool UK) has been since 10am

Barbara
Barbara

down in Bosnia

boared@work
boared@work

works on phone but not PC in edinburgh

julie
julie

down in Rugby,UK …

straatsalaat
straatsalaat

dead here too (A'pet☼wn, Belgium)
xÖx

MJS
MJS

Down for me aswell on the south coast of the UK.

BusyAtWork
BusyAtWork

It's out of action here too (Hackney, East London, UK)… suppose I'd better get on with some work instead!

Eddie
Eddie

down in germany too…

Ryan
Ryan

Yes mine down in stoke !

DIco Namico
DIco Namico

down here in brazil (south).

anngell.
anngell.

Great facebooks down!
how long for??

Dave
Dave

Mine is also down in UK. Had reports down in Holland too

google chemtrails
google chemtrails

down in Cambridge

Kerry
Kerry

had a few problems with certain functions on fb, couldnt change my email addy and after several attempts to do that i found it had totally crashed. Virgin media reporting no such link exists.
Bristol UK

BJD
BJD

down for me in London …

JC 44
JC 44

I was having problems with the site all morning, i hope its working again soon. Any idea what the actual problem is?

joost
joost

down for me in france

GH3
GH3

Yes it's down here too

Rich
Rich

I'm in the UK and it's been "down" for me since around 05:00 this morning, that's about 9 hours so far.

gemma
gemma

anyone know why its down ? or how long for

Charly
Charly

Dead as a dodo

Debbie
Debbie

Not worked for me for the past hour, however a friend is able to log in with no problems 🙁 what do u mean proxy works fine ?

Ian
Ian

Indeed it is down at the moment, I've been having on off problems with it & millionare city for the past few hours

gemma
gemma

down in leeds (uk) suck's !

PropellerHeadCase
PropellerHeadCase

Down here (UK), too.

@levifreeman

did a google search to confirm it was down..yea glad u guys picked up on it. lol i was about to leave this comment using facebook connect login then realised that too isnt working

Complainging dude
Complainging dude

Ot's down in Uk, Peterborrough, just asked some friends 2 make sure! Hurry up & fix it facebook folk! x

Kish
Kish

Edit: when i login it won't connect. But main page loads…

WAY-Z
WAY-Z

Yeah this sucks 🙁

Kish
Kish

Down for me as well, however if i try proxy works fine :S

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