Users reported problems accessing Facebook from 12.30pm on Saturday
Seven-hour outage hit Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger recently
In October engineers had to travel to the data centre to fix the glitch
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Facebook has crashed again just two months after an outage cost the company $100million in revenue.
Thousands of UK-based users have reported problems accessing Facebook, Instagram and Messenger since 12.30pm today.
In October a seven-hour global outage - which hit Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger - was sparked when a faulty update disconnected its servers from the internet.
Engineers had to travel to its Santa Clara data centre to fix the glitch in-person.
Early in today's outage, 88 per cent of reporters said they're having trouble accessing the website, with concerned users heading to Twitter to complain.
Some 2,377 people reported an issue with Facebook at 1.02pm today. By 1.30pm it seemed the problem was fixed but a further thousand people reported problems at 2.05pm.
A Meta spokesman said: 'Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people in Europe to have trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram.
'We resolved the issue as quickly as possible for everyone who was impacted, and we apologize for any inconvenience.'
Users have reported problems accessing the giant social media network, which now goes by the name Meta, since 12.30pm today
More than 2,000 reports of outages were made as of 1pm on Saturday afternoon
The reported outages are focused on urban areas including London and Manchester
On Twitter one user wrote: 'Facebook is down or having service trouble.' Another added: 'Here we go again. Facebook is down.'
In October the repair was delayed, according to one insider who was posting on Reddit, because of 'lower staffing in data centers due to pandemic measures'.
The last glitch, which prompted calls for a break-up of big tech firms, also brought down messaging services that remote-working staff use to communicate, so those who knew how to fix the servers couldn't get that information to the teams inside the data-centre, the insider said.
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