Facebook apologized to users for a two-hour outage on Friday, attributing the second global outage in a week to another outage during a change in settings.
We are sorry if you have not been able to access our products in the last few hours. We know how much you depend on us to communicate with each other. We have solved the problem. Thanks again for your patience this week.
– Facebook Facebook) October 8, 2021
The company confirmed that its social network platform “Facebook” and the “Instagram”, “Messenger” and “Workplace” applications were affected by the latest outage.
“We sincerely apologize to anyone who has not been able to use our products in the past two hours,” she said in a statement. “We fixed the problem and everything should be back to normal now.”
In the last outage, users were unable to load the homepage on the Instagram app, while others were unable to send messages through the Facebook Messenger app.
Once again, users took to Twitter to spread jokes and ridicule the second Facebook service outage in the past week.
The twice service outages within days added to the pressure on Facebook, after a former company employee was turned into a snitch, and the company was charged on Sunday. Putting profits before the fight against hate speech and the spread of disinformation.
The outage came on Friday night, days after the social media giant suffered a six-hour outage on Monday as hundreds of Millions of users have access to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
In an apology message, Facebook vice president of infrastructure management Santosh Janardhan said the outage on both was due to “settings changes” on Facebook. Routers that coordinate network traffic between data centers.