Menlo Park: Facebook’s messaging app has crashed around the world. Messenger users from the US to the UK have reported that they are unable to access the service this afternoon.
Facebook’s main site also appears to be affected by the outage, though not as severely as the standalone chat app. It comes just days after Facebook suffered a ‘total blackout’ that affected the social media site and its other platforms, including WhatsApp and Instagram.
Most users (49 percent) reported they were unable to connect to the server on Monday afternoon. Many also indicated that they were having trouble receiving messages (28 percent), while others said they could not log in at all (22 percent).
The app appears to have crashed shortly after 3 p.m. (ET), with thousands of reports streaming in before 3:30. Messenger users in Europe were worst affected by the issue Monday afternoon, with a majority of reports coming from the UK, Ireland, Poland, Belgium, and Denmark.