Users looking for answers headed to Twitter, where the #facebookdown hashtag rapidly started trending. The company has not yet explained the outage, which occurred just days after a connection problem brought down Instagram and WhatsApp, both owned by Facebook.
Thousands of users across the world have reported the outage.
Facebook acknowledged their mistake and apologised to the users.
North Korea to expel U.S. citizen who 'illegally entered' country
A New York Times article bore the sensational headline, " In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception ". Often it takes a high-profile American official to travel to the country and ask for the captive's release.
A map from website status tracker downdetector.com showed problems concentrated on the East Coast and in Europe.
"We know some people are having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps", Facebook said on its official Twitter handle around 9:00 p.m.
Soon, Facebook was finally able to pinpoint the cause of the issue.
Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested for allegedly violating financial law
Japan's NHK and Kyodo News Service reported that Nissan paid Ghosn about $89 million over the five years ending in 2015. Ghosn was sent to Nissan in the late 1990s by Renault SA of France, after it bought a controlling stake of Nissan.
Small, short outages usually happen every so often to all of the social media giants. You can check the amount of time you spend on the app and even set soft limits on it.
We already have this option on our Facebook app at the time of writing, and from the looks of it, the recorded time spent is strictly based on the device you're using.
The Facebook log in screen is seen is seen on an iPhone 8 plus in this stock photo, May 25, 2018.
Trump lashed by critics after skipping military cemetery visit over rain
Former presidential aides doubted Trump's story, and the French army may have mocked him for rain-checking the event. Addressing one veteran, he joked: "You look so comfortable up there under shelter as we're getting drenched".