Some Facebook users have been experiencing issues with Facebook Chat, according to the service's Community Forum. The error is "Facebook Chat is currently unavailable.." It started showing up on Friday for some, while others only started seeing it on Monday (today). It's not clear how many user are affected.
"Some people are reporting they're experiencing difficulties sending messages," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "We're aware of this issue and working on solving it as soon as possible. We're sorry for any inconvenience!"
I have contacted Facebook about this issue and will update you if I learn more.
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