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Facebook is down for a ton of people right now (updated)

People are reporting issues with the social giant.

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UPDATE 8/8/2022 3:05 PM ET: Functionality to Facebook has been restored. You can find the original report below.

If you were trying to avoid work for a bit and decided to hop on social media for a bit, then bad news. Facebook is down for a ton of people right now.

According to Downdetector, 997 people are reporting an outage as of 1:49 PM EST, and the numbers continue to climb. It’s unclear if the outage is affecting both web and mobile apps at this time.

Issues range from problems with search functions to certain buttons being missing.

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One Downdetector user notes, “On our business page, the “comments” section is listing “no comments” at all. I’m I the only one here.”

Twitter users reporting the Facebook outage

People having issues with the social giant have turned to reporting issues on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/rhicasg/status/1556698712134414336

Currently, Meta’s status page is reporting “some disruptions.” We’ll continue to update as more information is made available.

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Managing Editor for KnowTechie. Josiah has a decade of experience covering tech news, social media, CEOs, and what it means to be online in 2022.

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