Facebook is down for users around the world

If you're currently having troubles using Facebook, you can take solace in the fact that it isn't just you. Facebook seems to be dealing with an outage on a worldwide scale at the moment, leaving many people without access to the social media service. For now, there's no word on when service might return to the website.

Many people have flocked to Down Detector to report that Facebook isn't working properly for them. This is true for both web and app users, and a quick look at Down Detector's heat map shows reports from all corners of the world, with mass reports coming in from North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Of course, just how broken Facebook is varies from person to person. Some can't access the site at all, while others are having issues with login servers. Others seem to have no problem accessing Facebook, so if you're in that latter group, you can count yourself among the lucky ones for now.

Websites go down all the time, but this is a rarity among the biggest sites in the world. In terms of traffic, Facebook ranks as the third-largest site worldwide, behind only by Google and YouTube. With that in mind, an outage like this can affect millions of people.

There's no word on when Facebook will return to normal, but you can bet that engineers are working on solving these problems as quickly as possible. We'll keep you posted on the matter, but for now, head down to the comments section and let us know if you're experiencing issues when trying to use Facebook.