Social networking giant Facebook has suffered a global outage on Monday, Oct 21, 2013. Many users of the site saw error messages while updating their statuses, liking posts or pages and posting comments.
The site was allowing users to log into their accounts and they were able to move between the pages.
But when they updated their statuses or posted comments or clicked on like button, they were getting an error message.
The service disruption of the website was seen both on the desktop and mobile versions.
Many people took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the inconvenience.
Some brands were seen pouncing on the opportunity for marketing.
A Facebook spokesman apologised for the inconvenience to users in an e-mail and has confirmed the disruption saying that it was a part of Network maintenance.
The servicing done to the system by Facebook technicians was the culprit.
The issue had prevented some users from posting to Facebook for a brief period.
The mail stated further that the issue has been resolved quickly, and website is now back to 100%.