New Delhi: Social networking sites Facebook and Instagram were down in many parts of the world for more than an hour because of which users were not able to send or receive messages. However, the services on these social media platforms were restored after a brief outage. Notably, the outage is the second one in less than a month from the social media giant. A similar outage was reported on March 19 in which the sites were down for several hours. Facebook returned a “sorry something went wrong” error message.Also Read - WhatsApp Will Stop Working On Some Of Smartphones After 10 Days: Check Full List Here

Issuing a statement, Facebook said a configuration change caused the services to be unavailable to some people. Since then, the social media giant quickly investigated and resolved the issue. Also Read - Twitter Rolls Out Live Scorecard, Testing Community 'Cricket Twitter' for Indian Fans

“Earlier today, a configuration change caused Facebook services to be unavailable to some people. Since then, we have quickly investigated and resolved the issue,” Facebook said in a statement. Also Read - Donald Trump Announces Plans To Launch Own Social Media Platform Named 'TRUTH Social'

In the meantime, many users took to Twitter to express their resentment over the unavailability of services on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Son after the services went down, #facebookdown started trending on Twitter and many users were seen tagging their posts with this hashtag.