After Facebook down, Twitter suffers momentary outage

Facebook users got an error message: "Sorry, something went wrong and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can". Refresh the page for updates.

Facebook users have experienced a second technical glitch within a week.

What is going on, Facebook?

Facebook has crashed. It's not yet known why or how many people this has affected.

The social network later released a statement saying, "Earlier today, some Facebook users were unable to access Facebook briefly due to a technical issue". "The hashtags #facebookdown and #facebookisdown were gaining traction of Twitter within 10 minutes of the crash", Stuff reported.

At the time of writing, Facebook was yet to comment on the matter and the cause of the issue was not known.

Refresh Facebook until it comes back online.

Website later reported that Facebook went down in large parts of Australia, Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand.

Facebook users in Australia and certain parts of Asia were not able to access their accounts on Tuesday, according to ABS-CBN News.

Last Wednesday, social messaging service Whatsapp also suffered a widespread global outage that lasted several hours.

Vanessa Coleman