Facebook apologises as users having trouble accessing its apps for second time this week 1 month ago

Facebook apologises as users having trouble accessing its apps for second time this week

This may sound familiar.

Facebook has apologised on Friday (8 October) after "some users" reported issues in accessing its apps and products.

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It comes after Facebook and affiliated applications such as WhatsApp and Instagram suffered a major outage on Monday before services came back online.

On Friday evening, Facebook posted on Twitter: "We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products.

"We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience."

Instagram's PR team, meanwhile, wrote: "We know some of you may be having some issues using Instagram right now. We’re so sorry and are working as quickly as possible to fix."

A follow-up post an hour later, meanwhile, read: "Things have been fixed, and everything should be back to normal now. Thank you for bearing with us (and for all the memes this week)."

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The major outage earlier in the week lasted around six hours and affected billions of the platforms' users.

Facebook later attributed it to an error during routine maintenance on its network of data centres.

The cause of Friday night's issues has not been revealed at the time of writing.

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