Facebook Inc restored access to its social media website for most users on Monday afternoon, after its second outage in less than a week.
According to Currentlydown.com, Facebook was down for about 42 minutes between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
"We are currently restoring Facebook services that people had trouble accessing earlier on Monday due to a configuration," Facebook spokesman Jay Nancarrow said.
"We are working to bring things back to normal for everyone," he added.
Facebook's map on Downdetector.com, which monitors disruptions, showed major outages over parts of North America.
The social network's mobile app was also back in service, while its Messenger services was working during the outage.
Facebook suffered a similar outage on September 24 when it was down in North America, Europe, Australia and India.
The company's shares closed down nearly 4 per cent at $89.21.