Facebook Experiences Partial Outage On Desktop And Mobile

If you were hoping to share your feelings about life with the world this Monday morning, you’re out of luck. (Unless you prefer to do so with Twitter.)

Facebook appears to be partially down at the moment, with users unable to post status updates, photos, or like things. However, you can still browse (stalk) the site easily without much trouble.

Mashable first reported the outage, and our tests confirm the same. Plus, Downforeveryoneorjustme.com also confirms.

When users try to post status updates, they’ll receive a message explaining that there was a problem, and to try again later. The same is true for likes and photo posts. The outage also seems to be affecting the native iOS app.

Update 10am ET: It appears that Payments are also down, according to Facebook’s Developer Page.

So what’s the deal here?

We’ve reached out to Facebook for further clarification but the social network has not updated us (publicly or otherwise) as to the reason for this partial outage.

As soon as we know something, we’ll update the post with answers. In the meantime, try to stay calm. A world without status updates and likes is a scary one, but we’ll all get through this together.

And if you notice any other weird behavior, feel free to let us know.

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Update 11:25am ET: It appears that status updates and likes are working again, though payments still appear down.

Update 11:45am ET: Facebook has responded with the following statement:

Earlier this morning, while performing some network maintenance, we experienced an issue that prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time. We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100%. We’re sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused.