Facebook Inc apologized to users for a two-hour outage on Friday, blaming the outage on another faulty configuration change. This is the company’s second global outage this week.
The latest outage impacted the company’s social media platform, Instagram, Messenger, and Workplace, according to the company.
“Please accept our sincere apologies to anyone unable to access our products in the last few hours,” the company said. “We’ve fixed the problem, and everything should be back to normal now,” says the narrator.
Some users were unable to load their Instagram feeds during the most recent outage, while others were unable to send messages via Facebook Messenger.
People quickly took to Twitter to share memes and jokes in response to the second outage this week. “Facebook appears to have switched to a three-day workweek. Shutdowns on Mondays and Fridays? “According to a Twitter user.
Looks like Facebook went to a 3-day work week. Monday and Friday shutdowns? https://t.co/7Ju61jmcHH— RAPH ⁷ (@MyNameIsRaph) October 8, 2021
Users were thanked for their patience and “for all the memes this week,” according to Instagram.
The social media giant blamed a “faulty configuration change” for a nearly six-hour outage on Monday, which prevented the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing social media and messaging services like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.
The outage on Monday was the largest that web monitoring company Downdetector had ever seen, affecting billions of users and leading to a surge in the use of competing for social media and messaging apps.
Officials in Moscow said Monday’s outage proved Russia was right to develop its own social media networks, while EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager warned of the dangers of relying on just a few major players, emphasizing the need for more competitors.
Both outages added to Facebook’s woes this week after a former employee turned whistleblower accused the company of prioritizing profit over-policing hate speech and misinformation on Sunday.