Telegram founder, Pavel Durov, has revealed that the platform saw 70 million new users sign up during the WhatsApp outage that struck on Monday. WhatsApp and Facebook were offline for several hours.
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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have suffered a multi-hour outage meaning that users around the world are unable to connect. Facebook took to Twitter to tell users that it's working on the problem.
Reddit seems to be facing a massive outage with reports pouring in from across the globe on Downdetector and Twitter. The firm has acknowledged the issues and is now investigating.
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Microsoft has released a status update on last week's Azure outage that caused many of its services to become unavailable for a whole hour. The issues were attributed to faulty DNS code.
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Following a six-hour outage on Xbox Live yesterday, the PlayStation Network appears to be down for certain games including Call of Duty: Warzone and Minecraft for the past several hours today.
Working professionals who use LinkedIn regularly might be facing some issues at the moment. According to LinkedIn and various reports, the LinkedIn website and mobile app is down right now.
Signal has confirmed via Twitter that its service is down at the moment, preventing users from sending messages. The company is currently working to restore its service for everyone.
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Some Google services seem to be experiencing an outage today, as users have trouble logging in or syncing their account information. The Mountain View giant has yet to acknowledge the problem.
Microsoft has acknowledged an issue with Xbox Live that is currently preventing users from accessing games or apps on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs. The firm is working on a fix.
Google Drive is down this morning and is affecting education customers. Reports on Twitter and Downdetector suggest that the issue began early in the morning. Google has acknowledged the issue.
Zoom, the video calling and conferencing app, is currently experiencing a service outage that is preventing users from starting new meetings and webinars or join existing ones.
Messaging service WhatsApp seems to be facing a major outage as reports are pouring in about the service being unavailable on Twitter and other sites. About 70,000 reports have come from the UK alone.
According to multiple reports from across the globe, YouTube was down on both mobile and PC platforms a little while ago. As per reports, it seems that it is back on for now, but not for everyone.
After decreasing its streaming quality in Europe for 30 days due to increased internet traffic, Netflix is now taking the same steps in Australia, India, and some Latin American countries.
Microsoft's communication tool for organizations is experiencing an outage, mostly affecting European users. The company has acknowledged the user reports and is investigating the issue.
Google's enterprise equivalent to Backup & Sync, the Google Drive File Stream service was down earlier today. The firm acknowledged the issue and was quick to restore the service for affected users.
Twitter seems to be facing a widespread outage worldwide. Over the course of the last hour, there have been numerous reports of users being unable to access the popular social media platform.
Microsoft Azure was globally down for roughly two hours yesterday with a number of Microsoft services such as Dynamics and DevOps being affected. The company plans to publish an RCA within 72 hours.
Facebook's recent outage spanning nearly 24 hours served as quite the accidental boon to rival messaging service, Telegram. The company claims to have gained three million new users during the outage.
Some Office 365 and Microsoft 365 customers are experiencing difficulties getting to their mailboxes due to a service outage. Microsoft had identified the issue and is working on a fix.
It seems Microsoft's email service is suffering from a partial outage as a number of users on Twitter are reporting that they are unable to access their mail using either the Outlook app or website.
HSBC and TSB Bank are the latest banking institutions in the UK to suffer major disruptions to their mobile and internet banking services. For its part, HSBC says some services have been restored.
Two of the most popular mobile messaging services, Telegram and Signal, are both experiencing outages across Europe and Asia, with some intermitted outages in other parts of the world as well.
Amazon's digital assistant went mute for a few hours today as reports of intermittent outages from around the world started coming in. Thankfully, the issues have since been resolved.
Users of Microsoft's gaming console may be experiencing some issues purchasing content or accessing multiplayer content as the company's gaming network is experiencing at least partial outages.
British Airways has apologized for disruption and delays caused by issues affecting its check-in systems earlier today, following similar system failures in June, July and September 2016.
A global outage of British Airways' IT network is causing massive delays for prospective flyers, with Heathrow being one of the worst affected airports. The airline is working to resolve the problem.
An issue affecting Microsoft accounts is currently preventing users from accessing services such as Outlook.com, OneDrive and Xbox. Microsoft has stated it is deploying a fix to correct the issue.
After an outage that took down multiple websites and services, Amazon explains an incorrectly-typed input caused the chaos. The company also outlined plans to prevent such problems in the future.
It looks like the US-EAST-1 AWS S3 services are facing some issues and Amazon is working on fixing those, however, many websites globally are now loading slowly or have become unresponsive.
Following the 31 hour outage that took place on Tuesday, limited access to Instapaper archives had been restored the following day. Full access is expected to return by Friday, February 17th.
Microsoft's Azure customers have apparently been hit by a global DNS outage which is affecting a number of services. Microsoft's engineers are currently working on a fix for the issue.
A significant outage hit many of Apple's services yesterday, including the App Store, iCloud and Apple TV - but while the company says its services have since been restored, the cause remains unclear.
Apple's iCloud Mail and Notes are currently suffering an outage, which has been ongoing for several hours. Apple has acknowledged the service interruption, and says that it is investigating the issue.
After leaving numerous customers of its popular Sales-as-a-Service product off the air for nearly a day, Salesforce has managed to recover around 25% of the data lost during the outage.
Xbox Live, typically a rock-solid online gaming platform, has seen its share of issues lately. With all of the reported online outages, Microsoft may look to make up for lost time for its subscribers.
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