LinkedIn was down on Wednesday afternoon

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LinkedIn was down on Wednesday afternoon
   

The social network for business professionals and businesses, LinkedIn, confirmed that they had encountered a significant outage on Wednesday afternoon, March 6, 2024. Millions of users worldwide were unable to access the website, mobile app, or API of LinkedIn.

According to LinkedIn’s announcement page, the outage started at around 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and lasted for about two hours. During that time, users had difficulty logging in, posting, searching, connecting, messaging, viewing notifications, updating profiles, uploading files, viewing ads, or using other features of LinkedIn.

LinkedIn posted an apology on Twitter at around 3:30 a.m. ET, apologizing for the inconvenience and saying they were working to fix the problem. They also encouraged users to follow their announcement page for more information.

At around 4:00 a.m. ET, LinkedIn posted another update on Twitter, announcing that the issue had been resolved and users could access normally. They also thanked users for their patience and cooperation.

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The exact cause of the outage has not been revealed by LinkedIn, but some sources said that it could be related to a configuration change in their internal system. Some users also suspected that the outage could be related to the deployment of new features on the platform, such as business support tools, video interaction features, or security improvements. The technical issue of Meta on Tuesday or the issue elsewhere was not related to this issue with the social network owned by Microsoft - we could not find any issue recorded with Azure cloud or other services.

This was the first time since January 2020 that LinkedIn had experienced a global outage. At that time, users could not post or create new connections. LinkedIn is one of the largest social networks in the world, with more than 740 million members, owned by Microsoft since 2016. LinkedIn plays an important role for recruiters, job seekers, salespeople and marketers, as well as a source of news and industry information.