"The site can't be reached".
As a by product, it also forces the website to load the most recent version of a page and thousands of users are reporting success with the handy trick in order to gain access to the website once again.
They further added that the browser page further read, "The web page at https://www.facebook.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address".
FACEBOOK has rushed to fix a fault after some users in the United Kingdom experienced a "total blackout".
Performing a hard refresh on the webpage appears to load the social network - enabling users to access their newsfeed, share posts and statuses as usual.
Those using Google Chrome browsers say they've seen an error message reading:"This site can not be reached".
According to hundreds of accounts on Twitter, the world's largest social network isn't loading.
Finally, if you need your Facebook fix but can't bring yourself to be untrue to your loving Chrome, just switch to Incognito mode, which I can confirm works much better than Shift-refreshing every page you go to.
Facebook didn't immediately respond to requests for comment about the issue.
Enraged customers took to social media to complain about the problems.