Facebook appeared to go down Friday for some users around the world. (On Friday the 13th, no less.)
Update: 2:55 P.M. ― A spokeswoman for Facebook confirmed the outage to The Huffington Post, and says the social media giant is now back online. She declined to identify the cause of the incident.
“Earlier today some people may have had trouble accessing some Facebook services for a short period,” she said. “We’re back to 100% for everyone, and we’re sorry for any inconvenience.”
Users attempting to access posts who experienced the issue say they’ve been greeted by an error page that reads, “Sorry, something went wrong.”
It isn’t immediately clear what caused the outage, or just how widespread the issue has been.
Numerous people turned to Twitter both for more information and to share their experiences.
The bulk of Facebook’s issues seemed to be concentrated in Western Europe and the northeastern U.S., per DownDetector.com, a website that tracks internet outages.