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Facebook and Instagram users hit with outages — again


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Facebook and Instagram had been hit with a second wave of outages on Friday afternoon — simply days after all of the providers went down for hours on Monday.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook products,” a Facebook spokesperson mentioned in an e mail to The Post. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

The spokesperson didn’t give particulars on the trigger or dimension of the outage, however greater than 32,000 American Instagram users had reported being unable to make use of the app between about 2:30 and 3 p.m. on Friday, according to DownDetector.

About 2,300 US Facebook users additionally reported points over the identical time period. WhatsApp gave the impression to be comparatively unaffected, with simply 109 studies.

Users in Europe had been additionally reporting outages.

Friday’s reported outage got here after Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all went down globally for greater than six hours on Monday, wiping greater than $50 million off the market capitalization of Facebook, which owns all three providers.

Facebook mentioned Monday’s outage was an “error of our own making.” 

The Monday outage was triggered when Facebook engineers had been attempting to conduct “a routine maintenance” job, Santosh Janardhan, Facebook’s vp of infrastructure, wrote in a blog post

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