Facebook has second outage in 2 months

Courtesy ABC News

Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief: Facebook is back after an outage that appeared to knock out the social network for about half an hour.

It was the second time the social network was down in as many months.

Users who tried accessing their accounts today were greeted with the message: "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can."

Facebook last experienced a half hour outage last month in the middle of the night.

A message posted on Facebook's developer's portal around 12 p.m. ET said the social network "is currently experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces. Our engineers detected the issue quickly and are working to resolve it ASAP. We'll update shortly."

A spokesperson told ABC News last month that the company "ran into an issue while updating the configuration of one of our software systems."

"This doesn't happen often, but when it does we make sure we learn from the experience so we can make Facebook that much more reliable," the spokesperson said.


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