While many people may like to share their photos with friends over Facebook as well as use ink cartridges to create physical printouts, it seems the social networking site may be losing popularity with some Brits.

Inside Facebook, which tracks activity on the service, stated that over 100,000 people in the UK closed their accounts in May.

The decline was even larger in the US, where nearly six million people stopping using the website over the course of the month.

Facebook has attracted some criticism recently for the way it handles photos uploaded by users.

It was forced to apologise after it introduced a new system that uses facial recognition technology to automatically tag individuals in uploaded images, unless they choose to opt out of the feature.

However, Inside Facebook cautioned against reading too much into the results, noting that seasonal changes such as college graduations can often have an impact on the figures, adding it remains to be seen whether this decline will be sustained in the longer term.