Fb DOWN: Customers who nonetheless have a clean display screen error whereas utilizing net browsers

5.45 p.m. BST UPDATE: The independent failure monitor Down Detector has again seen an increase in Facebook down reports.

The downdetector.com website has suddenly seen a spike in Facebook down reports, with the majority of affected users experiencing either a complete Facebook blackout or login issues.

4:30 p.m. BST UPDATE: Facebook users were hit by a strange browser glitch today that left them in front of a blank screen. Hours later, reports continue to flood as the issue is still causing some problems. Although most users now seem to have access to Facebook, hundreds still say they have been hit by the glitch.

ORIGINAL STORY: If you try not to access Facebook this morning, you don’t seem to be alone. Hundreds of users complain that they see a blank screen when trying to access their newsfeeds through web browsers. Both Chrome and Safari are reportedly affected, although most of the mentions from users seem to be focused on Apple’s software.

The independent tracking website DownDetector, which monitors mentions on social media to keep track of when web services are offline, indicates that the outage is currently affecting hundreds of Facebook users. In fact, at the time of writing, there are around 800 complaints that users are unable to access the website.

Express.co.uk attempted to access Facebook from the Safari browser with the screen going black and no content showing in the web window.

Users also flocked to social media to express their frustrations with a fan who said, “@Facebook is there any reason all of my Facebook air conditioners are down? When I try to open them, I see a plain black screen Any suggestions appreciated. “

Another tweeted: “Has #facebook just failed for others? Only a blank page is loaded … #facebookdown #fb”

Along with numerous mentions on Twitter, some users have posted pictures that clearly show how the problem affects some Facebook fans.

The photos clearly show the URL of the site as well as a completely blank screen in the browser window.

There’s no word on what is causing the problem or when it will be fixed, but Express.co.uk will update this article as we hear more.

For now, it might be better to switch to a different web browser like Firefox and Edge, or use a smartphone app as these don’t seem to be affected.

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