Facebook apologized to its users for the second global outage in a week on Friday for two hours and blamed another faulty configuration change. The company confirmed its social media platform, Instagram, Messenger and Workplace were impacted by the latest outage.
The company said, "Sincere apologies to anyone who wasn't able to access our products in the last couple of hours. We fixed the issue and everything should be back to normal now."
During the last outage, some users were unable to load Instagram feeds, while others were not able to send messages on Facebook messenger.
On Monday, the social media giant blamed a "faulty configuration change" for a nearly six-hour global outage that made users unable to access WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
The outage on Monday was the largest that web monitoring group Downdetector had ever seen and blocked access to the apps for billions of users, leading to a surge in usage of rival social media and messaging apps.
Instagram thanked its users for their patience and "for the memes this week" as its services were disrupted last night.