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Facebook suffers second outage this week, fixes issue in 2 hours

PUBLISHED ON 2021-10-09 03:35:00 EST Shubhangi


Facebook blamed a faulty configuration change for the outage.

Instagram thanked users for their patience during the outage.

Facebook Inc apologized on Friday to its users for the second global outage of its services this week as Instagram and Messenger were affected for two hours.

The company again blamed a faulty configuration change for the outage and confirmed that Instagram, Messenger and Workplace were impacted.

"Sincere apologies to anyone who wasn't able to access our products in the last couple of hours," the company said. "We fixed the issue, and everything should be back to normal now."

After the services were up again, Instagram thanked its users on Twitter for their patience and “for all the memes this week.”

Read more: Facebook says ‘configuration changes’ led the nearly six-hour outage

Some users were not able to load their feeds on Instagram during the outage on Friday and some were not able to send messages on Facebook Messenger.

Earlier Outage

The social media giant had another global outage this week on Monday when its social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger were impacted.

The company blamed “configuration changes” for the outage which lasted for nearly six hours.

Read more: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffer worldwide outage

The outage was the longest for Facebook since 2008 when its site was offline for about a day, affecting about 80 million users. Currently, Facebook has around 3 billion users.


The outages come when a whistleblower on Sunday accused Facebook of prioritizing its own profit over public’s safety.

Frances Haugen, the former product manager on the civic misinformation team at Facebook, had aided Wall Street Journal on its report on Instagram’s negative impact on mental health of teenagers.

Read more: Whistleblower accuses Facebook of prioritizing profit over public safety

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