Facebook has allowed access to its website after a 40 minutes outage on Monday. This is the second time in a week that website has gone down. Another shut down took place on September 17 and it took five minutes for the site to be restored.
Users who tried to log in to the site saw an error message. The message was reading: “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”
Facebook shares went down by 4% shortly after the website went down. The site had also stopped working on Thursday.
Worldwide, the company’s site is used by around 1.5 billion people.
The site went down from 1.p.m MT and appeared up again about 40 minutes later. However, some mobile users reported that they could still access they account with ease.
Though many people are able to sign in now, there are still some people in Europe who are reporting problems while trying to access their accounts.
“We are sorry to all people who have been inconvenienced”, said a spokesman for Facebook.
Many people around the world reported that they were affected by the crashing of the site. Luckily, Facebook’s messaging service did not encounter any problem.
Many users used twitter to express their anger and dissatisfaction. Others took a lighthearted approach and shared hilarious messages about Facebook.
In one of the jokey message, a police based in London urged Facebook users not to call them after the Facebook incident. It was noted that people were calling the police to help the restore the site.
The problems are believed to have been caused by recent updates that are made to the Facebook service. According to Facebook spokesman, the breakdown was due to a ‘configuration issue’.
The breakdown is among the many problems that have hit Facebook this year. In January, the site experienced major crash when Lizard Squad hackers shut down the site.