Facebook Has Second Outage in 2 Months

Millions of users greeted with message: "Sorry something went wrong,"

ByABC News
August 1, 2014, 12:57 PM

— -- Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief: Facebook appears to be back after an outage.

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

“Earlier this morning, some people had trouble accessing Facebook for a short time," a Facebook spokesperson told ABC News. "We quickly investigated and have fully restored service for everyone. We’re sorry for the inconvenience."

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.