Is Facebook down? Social media giant has outage problems for second time in a week

Facebook was hit by a second outage in less than a week.

The social media giant admitted that some people had problems accessing its apps and products. Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook, also said that some people had problems on Friday night.

According to the Downdetector website, which tracks the number of people reporting problems with different websites from different sources, there were around 20,000 reports of problems with Instagram just before 8 p.m.

Facebook and its Messenger app both had between 1,000 and 2,000 reports of problems at the same time.

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It comes just days after Monday’s seven-hour website crash, one of the worst outages in the company’s history.

From shortly before 5 p.m. to around 11 p.m. on Monday evening, all Facebook services on both the mobile phone and the desktop as well as WhatsApp and Instagram were down.

Facebook later said that an “incorrect configuration change” to its routers was believed to be at the core of the failure “and that there was” no evidence that user data was compromised by this downtime “.

Facebook’s tweet on Friday night about the recent outage read: “We are aware that some people are having problems accessing our apps and products. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience. “

Instagram shared on Twitter that there were problems on Friday night as well and tweeted, “We know some of you may be having problems with Instagram right now. We are so sorry and we will work to fix it as soon as possible. “

WhatsApp has not reported any problems with its services.

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