SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS/AFP) - Facebook.com was down for some users on Thursday, although the mobile app and Messenger services appeared to be working.
"Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can," a message on facebook.com said.
Downdetector.com's Facebook map showed outages in North America, Europe, Australia and India. (http://bit.ly/1aIqOPd)
The monitoring website Currentlydown showed Facebook offline for around 14 minutes from around 1630 GMT (12.30am on Friday Singapore time).
The news website TechRadar pegged the outage at 22 minutes, and others gave varying estimates.
Facebook was not immediately available for comment on the latest outage.
The news brought a flurry of messages on social media such as Twitter - both panicked and mock-panicked.
The #facebookdown theme became a global trending item on the messaging platform.
“Facebook was down, people took to the streets waving pictures in people’s faces screaming “DO YOU LIKE THIS????, TELL ME YOU LIKE THIS!!!!,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another wrote “#facebookdown means we can’t get updates from those groups we never asked to join, or see pics of what distant cousins had for lunch.”
Facebook, which has some 1.49 billion active users, according to the latest company update, experienced a major outage in January lasting around one hour. The company said a software update was to blame, dismissing concerns of a cyberattack.