New Delhi: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger went down for millions of users yet again, including in India, on Friday evening, as they were unable to send or receive messages on social media platforms.  “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience,” Facebook tweeted at around 12:52 AM.Also Read - TikTok Most Downloaded Non-Gaming App Globally For Sept, Followed by Facebook

The services were restored after almost two hours and the social media giant said, “We’re so sorry if you weren’t able to access our products during the last couple of hours. We know how much you depend on us to communicate with one another. We fixed the issue — thanks again for your patience this week.” Also Read - Snapchat Suffers Outage Across Globe; Users Unable to Post or Send Messages

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Besides, some users were unable to load their Instagram feeds, while others were not able to send messages on Facebook Messenger. At around 1 AM that some of its users were facing issues while using the photo and video-sharing social networking platform.   “Everything should be back to normal now. Thank you for bearing with us (and for all the memes this),” Instagram tweeted at 2:30 AM.

Meanwhile, #instadown and #Facebookdown started trending on Twitter after the social media platform suffered a global outage. Netizens shared memes and jokes on the micro-blogging site about the second service disruption this week.  “Looks like Facebook went to a 3-day work week. Monday and Friday shutdowns?” a Twitter user said.

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On October 4, social media platforms had suffered similar outage as people were unable to send or receive messages on social media platforms. According to DownDetector, a website that tracks WhatsApp outages, 40 per cent of users were unable to download the app, 30 per cent had trouble in sending messages and 22 per cent had problems with the web version.

In April, Facebook and Instagram went down for millions of users for a couple of hours in various parts of the world. The outage was the second in less than a month for the social networking giant.