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LinkedIn restores service after global outage

LinkedIn is investigating an issue preventing users from accessing their accounts.

The technical glitch appears to be impacting users globally, including the U.S. and UK, with more than 48,000 reports of issues via Downdetector.

Why we care. If you’re running ad campaigns on LinkedIn, expect a significant decrease in reach, engagement, and conversions until the issue is resolved.

Error message. When users tried to access the site, many found they were unable to. Insteadm they were greeted with an error message that read:

  • “We seem to have encountered an error. Try going back to the previous page or see our Help Center for more information.”
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When will the issue be fixed? LinkedIn has not provided a specific timeframe for resolving the technical glitch. However, the platform assures users that its team of engineers is actively working on finding a solution. Updates will be shared as soon as they become available.

When did it start? LinkedIn started investigating the issue at 4.25ET on March 6.

What LinkedIn is saying. LinkedIn said in a statement:

  • “We are currently experiencing an issue across the Linkedin API developer platform that is causing API requests to fail unexpectedly. We are investigating the issue and working on a resolution.”

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Deep dive. Read LinkedIn’s Status Page for more information.

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