Facebook 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 3PM and 4PM US time.
“We are currently restoring Facebook services that people had trouble accessing earlier today due to a configuration. We are working to bring things back to normal for everyone,” a Facebook spokesman said.
Facebook’s map on Downdetector.com, which monitors disruptions, showed major outages over parts of North America. However we know that the outage affected the UK and mainland Europe.
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 of last week when it was down in North America, Europe, Australia and India.
So far Facebook has not come up with an explanation for the problem, which must be a little worrying.