SAN DIEGO - Thousands of people who tried to post a status update Monday morning, got a message that stated, "There was a problem updating your status. Please try again in a few minutes."
The intermittent problem lasted more than three hours. By 9:30 a.m., 10News viewers were starting to report that they could post without problems.
On the 10News Facebook page, we found that it took 5 to 10 tries to get a status update to post. We could post status updates, but not photos.
Mashable reported that the problem seems to be a global issue.
Facebook's page and Twitter page did not say anything about the outage as of 8:45 a.m.
Check out what some new organizations are saying about the outage on Twitter:
Facebook Currently Doesn't Allow Status Updates http://t.co/uWmuagAV3O— Mashable (@mashable) October 21, 2013
Facebook users experiencing update errors http://t.co/XKCkg6RJ61— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 21, 2013
Facebook is down for many people right now, not allowing status updates, likes or comments http://t.co/TXtXIzS027— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 21, 2013