LinkedIn Back Up After Widespread Outage in Several Countries

Update, 5:50 p.m. ET: LinkedIn appears to be back up globally, though it’s still not clear what caused the outage.

It’s not just you. LinkedIn is experiencing a widespread outage with users taking to other social media sites like X and Facebook to complain.

It’s not immediately clear what caused the LinkedIn outage, but Down Detector has tens of thousands of complaints that appear to have started around 3:40 p.m. ET. Netblocks reports LinkedIn was down in “multiple countries,” suggesting this is a global problem.

The outage comes on the heels of other significant outages from websites like Facebook and Instagram, which both went down for several hours on Tuesday.

Anyone trying to visit LinkedIn from the U.S. is currently seeing a graphic that reads, “An error has occurred,” along with an explanation that directs users to the “Help Center.” But clicking on the Help Center link doesn’t bring you anywhere useful. Even clicking on the “contact us” hyperlink brings you back to a LinkedIn domain that’s currently down.

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The Help Center page currently gives an error that reads:

Unable to locate the server; the server does not have a DNS entry. Perhaps there is a misspelling in the server name or the server no longer exists; double-check the name and try again. Please double-check the URL (address) you used, or contact us if you feel you have reached this page in error.

Social media sites saw a number of theories being floated about why LinkedIn might be down, including the kinds of conspiracy theories that surface anytime these kinds of outages happen. Many people insisted there was something suspicious about the AT&T outage late last month, comparing the outage to the Netflix movie Leave the World Behind.

Even the dictionary seemed to think something weird is happening, with Merriam-Webster’s official X account tweeting about the incident.

Reached for comment over email, a LinkedIn spokesperson directed Gizmodo to a tweet that reads, “It’s not you, it’s us. You may be experiencing issues when you try to visit LinkedIn. Our teams are working to resolve this and you can check for updates on our Status Page:”