[Microsoft Teams status down, company responds] Bitly down: Popular URL shorter service suffers major outage; here are details


This article is a collection of major outages and service disruptions that happened today…

Bitly outage

Popular URL shorter service Bitly is currently down. If you try accessing the official Bitly website, you’ll either find it inaccessible or the website currently says:

Sorry, but bitly is getting a quick site refresh

Of course, users are taking to social media platforms to share the news.

And some are annoyed:

The official Bitly team hasn’t said anything so far about this site refresh, but we are looking for more details. Will update the story as and when we find more information.

Update 1

The Bitly status page confirms it’s a major outage affecting Branded Short Domain Redirects, Website (Bitly.com), API, and Metrics. Bit.ly Redirects, however, are working fine.

The company has identified the root cause and is working to fix the problem. Here’s what the status page says:

We are currently investigating reports of major failures

We have identified the issue and are working with datacenter support teams to resolve

Update 2

Bitly now says they’ve implemented a fix. So the problem should be over soon.

A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results

As we can see, the site is back up now as well.

Update 3

We are now again seeing user reports that say Bitly has gone down for them.

The official Bitly status page currently says everything is operational. Anyway, we are keeping a close tab, and will continue to offer updates here.

Developing….

HSBC telephone lines not working in UK

We are now seeing reports of HSBC telephone lines not working.

The bank has acknowledged the issue.

Update 1

Reports of more problems:

Developing….

Microsoft Teams down and not working

It’s now coming to light that the Microsoft Teams service is currently down. Users are encountering error 500 while logging into the service.

Could be a limited outage:

We are looking for more info. Keep checking back.

Update 1

Microsoft has acknowledged the problem:

Developing….

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