Facebook status updates, other interactions temporarily broken [Update]

Update: This article has been updated to indicate the issue has since been resolved.

Facebook status updates and wall postings were broken for nearly two hours on the world's most used social network, providing errors messages to users who attempted to post updates or interact with others.

The incident, which began at about 7:30 a.m. Central Time, impacted users across the world, according to postings on Twitter. About an hour after the problems began, the hashtag #facebookdown began trending on Twitter.

When users attempted to post messages or content on the social network – including status updates, wall posts, photos and more – a message appeared stating the features weren't available. Responses to postings that were made before the error were also temporarily broken on Facebook, with responses to status updates being affixed with a warning sign and an "Unable to post comment" message. Similarly, "likes" weren't registered during the incident, with an error message immediately popping up when the "like" button was pressed.

Users were still able to access Facebook through either its website or mobile apps, but interactions were unavailable regardless of platform.

Facebook has long been the standard of social network reliability, rarely going offline or facing errors. The last major outage for the social network occured on Sept. 23, 2010, when Facebook was down for more than two hours for some users.

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