On Wednesday, LinkedIn experienced a widespread outage, causing inconvenience for many users who were unable to access the platform via both the website and the mobile app. The service provider confirmed the issue, acknowledging a significant outage that lasted for approximately an hour. Fortunately, services began to gradually resume around 5:00 p.m. ET, as reported by the company. Despite the restoration of services, LinkedIn's status page indicated that investigations into the root cause of the problem were ongoing.

In an update provided on Wednesday, LinkedIn apologized for the interruption and assured users that normal service had been restored. The disruption, which started shortly before 4:00 p.m. ET, was first detected by DownDetector, an outage tracking platform.

During the outage, LinkedIn advised users to refer to their Status page for updates regarding the technical issue. In a message posted on X (formerly Twitter), officials humorously stated, "It's not you, it's us," acknowledging the platform's responsibility for the disruption. Users attempting to access LinkedIn during this period were greeted with an error message stating, "An error has occurred," along with instructions to return to the previous page or visit the Help Center for further assistance.

Following the widespread Facebook outage on Super Tuesday morning, LinkedIn experienced an error the following day. The disruption occurred after hundreds of thousands of Facebook users encountered difficulties accessing the platform.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, attributed the issue to a "technical problem," resulting in users being logged out of their accounts and unable to log back in. Andy Stone, Meta's director of communications, addressed the situation in a post on X (formerly Twitter), stating that they had swiftly resolved the issue and apologized for any inconvenience caused by the disruption.