LinkedIn platform goes down due to technical glitch

LinkedIn, Microsoft’s professional networking site, said on Tuesday it resolved a technical glitch on its platform, after thousands of users reported difficulties in accessing the website.
LinkedIn job IndiaDowndetector, an outage tracking website, showed there were close to 26,000 incidents of people reporting issues with LinkedIn.

Earlier in the day, LinkedIn said an issue across its platform was causing certain functional requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly and that it was working on a fix.

California-based LinkedIn helps employers assess a candidate’s suitability for a role and employees use the platform to find new job.

Downdetector only tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage might have affected a larger number of users.

LinkedIn has nearly 740 million members. Sessions at LinkedIn increased 30 percent. Conversations were up 48 percent. Hours spent on LinkedIn Learning were up 2X, compared to a year ago.

LinkedIn’s advertising business had a record quarter, accounting for more than a third of LinkedIn’s total revenue. LinkedIn Marketing Solutions was up over 50 percent, as advertisers increasingly turn to the platform as the trusted way to reach professionals ready to do business.

Microsoft, while announcing the financial result for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, said businesses are using the combination of LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Dynamics 365 to ensure salespeople have the context they need to sell remotely, while new tools help sales organizations use LinkedIn data to identify and size opportunities.

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