Is LinkedIn down?

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Is LinkedIn down?

LinkedIn goes down quite regularly.

Sometimes that hunk of code, some of which dates back to the last decade, eventually falls over. However, there are also other reasons why LinkedIn may seem down or why your access might be blocked.

I've had numerous people reach out to me saying that they often go to LinkedIn.com and get a dead webpage.

If you think LinkedIn is down, here are two pages you can check:

  • Down Detector: This site provides real-time status and outage information for LinkedIn.
  • LinkedIn Live Status: This official page offers updates on LinkedIn’s current operational status.

By checking these resources, you can determine if LinkedIn is experiencing widespread issues or if the problem is on your end.

 

 

It might be your browser

One of the top reasons for this issue is not, as you might think, that LinkedIn is down. It's actually your browser extensions.

For a number of years, LinkedIn has been scanning browser extensions to spot automations that break its terms of service. Having multiple extensions installed, even those that aren't LinkedIn-centric, can interfere with the site's functionality and cause it not to load properly.

Before you run to X/Twitter to check if LinkedIn is down, take a moment to review your browser extensions. Disable them one by one to identify if any are causing the issue. This step can often resolve the problem, ensuring a smoother experience on LinkedIn.

 

Clear your cache

One final thing to check: your browser may need to clear its cache. Often, browser issues can cause glitches that make it seem like LinkedIn is down. Clearing your cache can resolve these temporary problems. To do this, go to your browser settings, find the option to clear browsing data, and make sure to select "cached images and files." Once you've cleared the cache, restart your browser and try accessing LinkedIn again. This simple step can often fix the issue and get you back online quickly.

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