Facebook was inaccessible to users in Thailand and around the world on Wednesday evening.
From around 6pm Thailand time, some users were unable to access Facebook on desktop and from its mobile app.
The outage was confirmed by the website Down Detector, which reported users seeing a “total blackout”, meaning the site was completely inaccessible.
According to Down Detector’s outage map, the problem was affecting users across the globe including in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Malaysia and Australia.
Scores of Facebook users also took to Twitter to report problems accessing the site. Some said that Facebook had been down for almost 2 hours.
At the time of posting, Facebook was still offline. We’ll update this article when the situation changes.
— Simply Kreative (@_simplykreative) August 23, 2017
— Carmen Apostu (@carmenluiza) August 23, 2017
Facebook is Down across the world #facebookdown
— silvanaG (@luna1550) August 23, 2017
The issue only seems to be affecting users on Google Chrome.
Users trying to access the site were met with a message which says the site can not be reached.
However, there is a simple fix.
If you use Google Chrome and are currently unable to access Facebook, all you need to do is enter https://www.facebook.com/ in the address bar then hit Ctrl + F5 and the site should appear.
Facebook can also be accessed using incognito mode.