Facebook and Instagram users were unable to access the services for the second time in a week.
The social media giants have apologized to users who were unable to update their home pages, although the outage appears to be less widespread than it was on Monday.
About 2,000 people reported being unable to access Facebook at around 8 p.m. Friday, according to Downdetector.
Two hours later, Instagram said that the issue on its platform had been fixed.
Facebook said on Twitter: « We understand that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products.
Things are fixed, and everything should be back to normal now. Thanks for bearing with us (and for all the memes this week 🙃)
– Instagram Comms (InstagramComms)
October 8, 2021
We are very sorry if you are unable to access our products within the last 2 hours. We know how much you depend on us to connect with each other. We’ve fixed the issue – thanks again for your patience this week.
– facebook facebook)
October 8, 2021
« We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. »
Instagram added: « We know that some of you may be experiencing some issues using Instagram at the moment.
« We are very sorry and are working as quickly as possible to fix this. »
Two hours later, it released an update that said, « Things are fixed, everything should be back to normal now.
« Thank you for sticking with us (and for all the memes this week). »
Monday’s outage, which affected Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, left billions of platform users unable to connect to the internet for more than five hours.
Facebook, which owns all three platforms, said the flaw was caused by an error during a routine maintenance task and « not due to malicious activity. » The US company has been contacted regarding the cause of the second outage. – PA
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