Facebook back in service after second outage

 Facebook Inc restored access to its social media website for most users on Monday afternoon, after its second outage in less than a week.

Reuters| Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015, 08:59 AM IST
Facebook back in service after second outage

Washington: Facebook Inc restored access to its social media website for most users on Monday afternoon, after its second outage in less than a week.

According to Currentlydown.com, Facebook was down for about 42 minutes between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET. (http://bit.ly/1LhwMao)

“We are currently restoring Facebook services that people had trouble accessing earlier today due to a configuration," Facebook spokesman Jay Nancarrow said.

"We are working to bring things back to normal for everyone," he added.

Facebook`s map on Downdetector.com, which monitors disruptions, showed major outages over parts of North America. (http://bit.ly/1aIqOPd)

The social network`s mobile app was also back in service, while its Messenger services was working during the outage.

Facebook suffered a similar outage on Thursday when it was down in North America, Europe, Australia and India.

The company`s shares closed down nearly 4 percent at $89.21.