Facebook Inc. has apologized to users for a two-hour disruption to its services on Friday and blamed another false configuration change This is the second global crash this week.
The company has confirmed that its social media site Instagram, Messenger and workplace have been hit by the latest crash.
“We sincerely apologize to anyone who has not been able to access our products in the last two hours,” the company said. “We fixed the problem and now everything should be back to normal.”
During the recent crash, some users were unable to load their Instagram feeds, while others were unable to send messages on Facebook Messenger.
People quickly took to Twitter to share memes and jokes about the second service disruption this week. Looks like Facebook went to a 3 week work week. Monday and Friday strike? Said one Twitter user.
Thanks to the patience of Instagram users and “all the memes this week”.
On Monday, the social media company Accused of “incorrect configuration change” The nearly 3.5-hour crash blocked the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media and news services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
Monday’s crashing Web surveillance team Downtector blocked access to apps never seen before and to billions of users, leading to the use of rival social media and messaging apps.
Moscow officials said Monday’s crash showed that Russia was right to build its own social media networks, while EU hopeless leader Margaret Vestager highlighted the repercussions of relying on a few big players and stressing the need for rivals.
Two failures this week have put pressure on Facebook following the ex-employee whistleblower accusing the company of prioritizing profit over repulsive talk and misinformation.