Facebook Messenger DOWN: Chat app not working as Facebook hit by huge outage


Facebook Messenger fans are facing a hugely frustrating day with the chat app currently down and not working. The tech gremlins appear to have started around 10am this morning with thousands still left unable to use this service hours later. Most users are simply saying that they can’t send or receive any messages with some also stating that chats are being posted but only after a very long wait.

Data from independent website DownDetector, which tracks the server status of online services based on mentions across social media, has been showing thousands of Facebook Messenger users unable to send messages throughout the morning. At its peak, some 3,500 Facebook Messenger users were complaining every minute about being unable to send texts via the popular messaging app.

Most of the issues appear to centred around the UK and Europe with countries such as France and Belgium also affected by the glitch. One of the biggest outages appears to have hit Poland with large areas showing problems with Messenger.

Speaking on Down Detector’s forum pages many are saying that messages simply aren’t sending with one user confirming that the problem has been going on for some time. “I couldn’t send or receive messages more than an hour now…? What’s wrong with your app..?,” the annoyed Messenger fan said.

Adding to the complaints another Facebook user added: “Can’t send or receive messages on Facebook Messenger, it says connecting and then comes up as no internet connection and there’s nothing wrong with my internet connection?”

There’s currently no word on what is causing the issues or when they will be fixed but, as usual, fans have now taken to other social media platforms to vent their frustrations.

Twitter is now full of complaints with one user saying: “Right now messenger is down. Please fix this. I need messenger now……….”


It’s very unusual for Facebook to suffer from such a long outage with Messenger now having been offline for over two hours.

Express.co.uk has contacted Facebook and will update this article as soon as we hear more.


Published at Thu, 10 Dec 2020 10:15:00 +0000

Facebook Messenger DOWN: Chat app not working as Facebook hit by huge outage


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