Downdetector found on Wednesday that multiple users faced outages on Alexa and amazon prime, which were restored later on. 6200+ users reported problems with Amazon’s shopping site, 1700+ users faced issues with prime video while 400 users with Alexa. In a little over an hour, the reports dropped to double digits. The reasons behind the outages are still unclear and Amazon has denied any comments.
Google Docs is facing outage across the globe which started at around 7 PM IST. Users started posting on Twitter that they were unable to create new Docs via the web or the mobile app. Though they were able to sign in to the web interface at docs.google.com. As per Downdetector, the partial outage has affected docs users across the globe, with a small spike was reported between 8 to 9 pm IST.
Zoom Video Communications, the video-conferencing platform, is finally up and running after an hour-long outage which resulted in users being unable to join meetings on Wednesday. Downdetector, an outage tracking website showed that nearly 2,000 people reported the issue with Zoom. The company said, the glitch was most likely due to a localised internet service issue and announced that all the systems were now operational on its status Page.
Reddit reported an hour-long outage affecting thousands of users. Over 52,000 reports of people facing issues with the platform were reported by Downdetector. The outage happened as instability returned to stocks including GameStop and AMC that was at the centre of a slugfest between retail traders and Wall Street. The social platform is now more famous for its day-trading forum where individual traders recently triggered a rally in many shorted stocks.
Twitter was down on Wednesday evening as it was not responding for several users across the world. Tweeples in India and and South Asia were unable to refresh tweets. Over 2,200 users had reported the issue on Downdetector.com. The cause of the outage is not known yet. Earlier, Twitter, on 16 Oct, was down due to the changes it had made into its internal systems. In July, some high profile Twitter accounts was hacked in what seems to be a cryptocurrency scam.
Twitter users around the world reported some short partial outages, with the platform not displaying certain tweets or not able to retrieve any at all. DownDetector’s map indicated severe outages were concentrated in Japan, with Europe, India and the US reporting retrieval issues. The microblogging company confirmed it had an issue. While the outage was minor, it is imperative to note that tech giants have been facing them lately.
Microsoft’s Outlook services are down for users in India, Europe, and the US due to some of the changes made to its service. DownDetector said that the service interruption began at around 10 AM IST this morning. Majority of the users reported facing issues with logging in while some users also faced issues with the website and receiving messages. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue; cautioned users of facing problems with various Exchange Online Protocols.