Social media users were unable to use Facebook on the Android smartphones earlier, after the app suffered a glitch.
Live graphs published by Down Detector, a website which tracks the status of websites, suggested that over 1,500 users experienced an outage at around 5pm (BST).These statistics have not been verified by Facebook.
A Facebook spokesperson told The Independent: “Earlier today, some people using the Facebook Android app had trouble loading notifications and stories in News Feed due to a technical issue with one of our updates. We quickly worked to resolve the problem, and our system is 100 per cent back to normal. We apologise to those affected for the inconvenience.“
Users took to rival website Twitter to air their frustratsions.
Is anyone else having trouble with the Facebook Mobile App? Can't get it to load/refresh my news feed. #facebookdown— Daniel Wright (@Slytherinshare) April 8, 2015
Seems #facebookdown, not just for me then...— jotwyman (@jotwyman) April 8, 2015
Why do I feel all stressed this morning? It's just part of my daily routine no biggie *checks for the 20th time* #facebookdown— Wendy Widjaya (@WWidjaya) April 8, 2015
Great. Not loading news feed. Anyone else having issues. #facebookdown— Tanya Crowell (@TanyaLynne73) April 8, 2015
Meanwhile, others joked that the outage will give global productivity a boost, and will allow users the opportunity to prize themselves away from technology.
Haha a lot of people cant express themselves today guess you have to go back to the old days of calling people when your mad #facebookdown— DreamTrippin 365 (@Chauncman2k5) April 8, 2015