Is Facebook down in your area?

There have been reports Facebook is down. Picture: John Devlin
There have been reports Facebook is down. Picture: John Devlin
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Across the UK there have been multiple reports of Facebook outages.

Last night, the social media giant - which boasts over 2 billion active users - announced services were down around the globe.

In a statement Facebook said: ““Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble connecting to Facebook and Instagram. We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologise for any inconvenience,”

However, on Friday morning many were still experiencing problems accessing their newsfeed. In Scotland, reported outages are concentrated around Edinburgh.

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The Scotsman and other major publishers have reported continued problems.

Global outage map.

Global outage map.

Facebook recently announced it would making major changes to its news feed, prioritising posts from family and friends and reducing those from media organisations, businesses and brands.

The move is an attempt to make time spent on the platform “more meaningful” for its more than two billion members, founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post on the site.

News, brand and video content has “exploded” in recent years, “crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other”, according to Mr Zuckerberg.

Facebook outage map of the UK.

Facebook outage map of the UK.