LinkedIn Experiencing Extended Outage

LinkedIn has confirmed it’s experiencing an outage this morning, first spotted via reports on Twitter, sites like and, and our own tests. The outage seems to have started around 25 minutes ago, and the website is now either directing users to a “Bad Gateway” page or asking users to log in before failing.

The “bad gateway” page states the following:

“The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request. Please double-check the URL (address) you used, or contact us if you feel you have reached this page in error.”

The first tweets from confused users began appearing on Twitter around 10:40 AM ET this morning, from what we’ve seen so far.

The outage doesn’t appear to be worldwide in nature, nor is the site entirely down for everyone. Our U.K.-based writer Ingrid Lunden says the site is up, for example, while others see the site is down or just very, very slow.

We’ve reached out to LinkedIn for comment, and will update if/when we hear back.

UPDATE: LinkedIn has confirmed the outage. According to a company spokesperson, the homepage has been experiencing outages since about 7:30 AM PT, and the team is working on it. There are no details on the root cause at this point.

UPDATE #2: LinkedIn appears to have recovered. (11:57 AM ET) And it has.