Facebook apologizes for second global outage in a week due to ‘faulty configuration change’

Facebook Inc seems to have had a rough week as it suffered a second global outage on Friday, the first on Monday. However, this time it was only for two hours as compared to the previous six hours.

Meanwhile, Facebook Inc. has apologized to its users for the two-hour interruption to its services on Friday. The company blames another faulty configuration change for its second global outage This week. Facebook said the latest outage affected Instagram, Messenger and Workplace.

“Sincerely sorry to anyone who hasn’t been able to access our products in the last few hours,” the company said. “We have fixed the issue, and everything should be back to normal now,” it added. However, users took this hindrance with a pinch of salt. He took to Twitter to share memes and jokes about it.

On Monday this week, Facebook and its affiliates suffered a nearly six-hour global outage, possibly due to a ‘faulty configuration change’. This caused 3.5 billion users to be blocked from accessing its social media and messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

The global outage caused a loss of USD 7 billion for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and caused shares of the Silicon Valley firm to fall nearly 5%. Reports say that on Monday the web monitoring group DownDetector saw the biggest outage ever.

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