Facebook says it has resolved a two-hour outage that affected some of its services on Friday. The outage, which Facebook claims was caused by a configuration update, affected Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Workplace, affecting users worldwide.
“We’re really sorry if you couldn’t access our products over the last couple of hours,” Facebook stated on Twitter. “We understand how much you rely on us to communicate with one another.” We fixed the problem; thank you for your patience this week.”
The outage comes on the heels of a big one on Monday that knocked off Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus for about six hours. Facebook explained the next day that the backbone connecting the company’s data centers around the world had been mistakenly shut down. The outage was so severe that it disrupted internal systems used by Facebook staff, forcing them to interact via company-provided Outlook accounts instead.
Friday’s outage was not related to the one that took place Monday, Facebook says.