Facebook users have reported that the social media site is currently down and not working. 

People have reported being automatically logged out of their accounts on Facebook on internet browsers and phone apps.

The issue seems to also have hit the Facebook Messenger app. 

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It comes as more than 17,000 users of the app took to the outage site Downdetector to share they are having issues with Facebook, which is owned by Meta.

On the site, it shows that 64 per cent of users are facing trouble with the website, while 22 per cent are struggling with the App and 14 per cent have reported problems with the logging service.

The Facebook outage reportedly began at 3pm and continues to be facing struggles for many users at the time of writing, according to DownDetector

Some users have reported that, when trying to log in with the correct credentials, they are told their password is incorrect.

At around 4.30pm, some users began reporting that the issue had been fixed for them.

Instagram users have also reported that the photo-sharing social media platform is down with more than 9000 outage reports, as have users of Meta's Threads app.

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Users of Instagram have reported problems with the app with more than 88 per cent of users taking to Downdetector. 

Other Meta-owned platforms seem to be experiencing issues too, including Threads and Whatsapp, a new platform that operates with Instagram.

YouTube users may also be experiencing problems.

Is Facebook and Instagram down?

Users of the services have taken to X, formally known as Twitter, to share their concerns over the outage.

As one user wrote: "Anyone else's #Facebook logged out? Can't log back in, keeps saying session expired or unexpected error."

Another added: "Got logged out of Facebook and Instagram not loading. First thought was, Are my accounts being hacked?! Luckily its just #facebookdown and #instagramdown."

One more user of Facebook wrote: "Hello Facebook Anyone else's #Facebook logged out? Can't log back in, keeps saying session expired or unexpected error? #facebookdown #meta."

When you try to log into Facebook, it displays an error message.

It says: "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."

What is DownDector?

DownDector is an online website that allows users of popular services including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Virgin Media and more to report if they are having trouble with the services.

The site only reports an incident when the number of problem reports is significantly higher than the typical volume for that time of day.

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