Facebook was up and running again Monday afternoon for some users after an outage of about 30 minutes — the social media platform’s third disruption this month.
According to DownDetector.com, which tracks website outages, users began reporting that Facebook was down at about 2 p.m. Central time. The site appeared to be running for some users by 2:40 p.m.
At 2:01 p.m., a Facebook engineer posted about the problem on the Facebook Developers page.
“A Facebook-wide issue is causing the Facebook Graph API to be temporarily unavailable. We're working with our core infrastructure teams to identify the issue and will update you when we have more information,” the post said.
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According to The Next Web, both previous outages — on Sept. 17 and 24 — lasted less than 30 minutes.
“We’re currently restoring Facebook services that people had trouble accessing due to a configuration issue,” a Facebook spokesman said. “We’re working to bring things back to normal for everyone. We apologize to those who have been inconvenienced.”
The outage prompted numerous comments on Twitter, as has become the norm whenever Facebook is down.