Facebook Confirms Outage

(Ping! Zine) – Facebook reportedly went down on Thursday afternoon due to its own updates.

Facebook announced it accidentally published live prototype features, including page redesigns. The mishap apparently tripped an automated system meant to prevent coding errors forcing the  social networking site to completely shut down.

A spokesperson for Facebook tweted: “Facebook is available again after being down for a brief period. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

The company also stated that the outage was the worst it’s seen in four years.