Facebook 'down for many' but will be 'resolved'

Facebook’s website is down for many across the world according to tech site Techcrunch as well as reports on Twitter.

The Facebook developers site also recorded a spike in response time, with some users reporting “temporarily unavailable” messages around the site.

Facebook users on Twitter have reported “temporarily unavailable” messages around the site. Credit: Edward Smith/EMPICS

A message posted to the developers site said:

"Since 4:32pm PST, we have been experiencing issues with our services, affecting www and platform, resulting in higher than normal error rates and latency. This is under investigation and will be resolved as soon as possible".