Facebook, Instagram and Messenger again down for millions of users around the world
Facebook and Instagram confirmed this evening that users are having problems accessing services for a second time in a week.
The social media giants have apologised to users who are unable to refresh their home pages, though the outage appears to be less widespread than on Monday. our apps and products.
“We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience.”
Instagram added: “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.”
Both platforms experienced outages for around five hours on Monday evening, alongside messaging service WhatsApp.
Monday’s outage, which affected Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, left billions of the platforms’ users unable to get online for more than five hours.
Facebook, which owns all three platforms, said the glitch was caused by an error during a routine maintenance job and “not by malicious activity”.