One of the most popular and widely used employment-oriented online services, LinkedIn, is currently unresponsive and down. The server went down in the US on November 1st, but for Indian users, its service is unavailable since the morning of 2nd November.
Very recently everyone experienced an outage of Facebook and its associated social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram. It was a rare case for Facebook, but for LinkedIn, this outage is becoming frequent. Its services were unavailable even a week back. There was again an outage on October 1st, 2021. This outage affected both the website and its app or mobile users.
Although LinkedIn is yet to release any kind of statement regarding this, the official Twitter handle of LinkedIn Help does mention in a reply to a tweet that they are “up and running here.” In the same thread, it has asked the users to clear cache and cookies and has also advised using a different browser. However, since many users are facing the same problem, and the fact that following the advice of LinkedIn Help did not help anyone, it is safe to assume that it is a DRS issue. But then again if LinkedIn does not post anything stating the problem, and a probable fix, we are in the dark here.
For some users, the login is working fine, but the desktop app is stuck on the loading screen, and while using the app on mobile, certain services such as the news feed are working fine, but the search option is failing intermittently. Some users tried accessing the website using an incognito browser but to no avail. At this point, it is clear that this is not an issue on the client’s side. Given that companies have major backups and plenty of recourses to fix such issues, LinkedIn will be up and running soon again.