Global Facebook Outage: Users Locked Out and Unable to Login

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.05 - 2024 4:28 PM CET

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Facebook seems to be down.

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Facebook is currently experiencing severe technical issues, causing users from around the globe to be unexpectedly logged out of their accounts. Attempts to log back in are met with failure, affecting both desktop and mobile platforms.

The problem manifests itself when users attempt to sign in, only to be greeted with an error message stating, "Could not log in. An unexpected error occurred, please try to log in again." This widespread issue has left many in a state of confusion and frustration, as access to the popular social networking site is completely barred.

As of now, Meta, Facebook's parent company, has not provided an explanation for the outage. However, reports are pouring in from all corners of the world, suggesting the problem is not localized but rather a global phenomenon.

Our team here has conducted tests using a variety of devices, including a Microsoft Desktop, a MacBook, an Android phone, and an iPhone. Each attempt resulted in the same login error, with all devices being forcefully logged out.

The online service Downdetector has also begun to flood with reports of Facebook outages, confirming the widespread nature of the issue. It appears that users across different regions are experiencing similar problems, indicating a major disruption in Facebook's service.

As the situation unfolds, the cause of this massive outage remains unclear. Meta has yet to issue a statement addressing the issue or providing a timeline for a resolution. Users are advised to stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.

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