Days after one of the longest outages in Facebook’s history, the company experienced another outage on Friday.
The social media giant has apologized after its services reporting problems for the second time.
Facebook and its apps, which include Instagram, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, reportedly started experiencing issues around 3 p.m.
“Sincere apologies to anyone who wasn’t able to access our products in the last couple of hours,” the company said in a statement.
About two hours later, the company said the outage had been fixed and all of its platforms should be operational.
“We fixed the issue, and everything should be back to normal now,” it said.
The company said that a “configuration change” had impacted users globally.
Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Facebook Workplace were impacted, the company said.
WhatsApp was not part of the outage, the company said.
At the outset, the outage didn’t appear to be as widespread as Monday’s six-hour outage.
According to BBC, web monitoring group, Downdetector said that for a relatively short period of time on Friday there was an avalanche of messages from users reporting problems with Instagram.