Facebook says outage affecting Instagram, Messenger, and more has been fixed

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Facebook says it has fixed an outage that lasted for about two hours across some of its services on Friday. The outage, which Facebook says was caused by a configuration change, impacted Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Workplace and affected people around the world.

“We’re so sorry if you weren’t able to access our products during the last couple of hours,” . “We know how much you depend on us to communicate with one another. We fixed the issue — thanks again for your patience this week.”

The outage follows a massive one on Monday, which took down Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus for . In an explanation posted the day after, Facebook said the backbone connecting the...