The failure at the social networking giant was felt globally with users receiving the message “Sorry, something went wrong.” Many of them quickly turned to Twitter.
Within minutes, the hashtag “FacebookDown” was trending worldwide.
Facebook said they were able to get most people back online within an hour.
“We experienced an issue that prevented people from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time,” the company said. “We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100%.”
Facebook claims it has nearly 1.28 billion users across the world.