MICROSOFT Teams has stopped working in a mystery outage on Tuesday.
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Teams is one of the world’s most popular business chat apps, operating as rival-in-chief to Slack.
Online outage tracker Down Detector has logged tens of thousands of reports from users.
The issue appears to have begun at around 10:37am UK time.
And live outage reports suggest it’s a global issue, affecting users in the UK, USA and beyond.
The majority of users are complaining about issues with logging in.
Around a third of users have reported problems with server connections.
And some users are complaining about the Teams website and app in general.
Microsoft has confirmed that the issue is ongoing.
In a tweet, the company wrote: “We’ve confirmed that this issue affects users globally.
“We’re reviewing monitoring telemetry and recent changes to isolate the source of the issue.
“More information can be found under TM252802 in the admin centre.”
Microsoft Teams is a hugely popular messaging and calling app designed for workplaces.
Like Slack, Teams allows employees to chat with each other directly or through virtual chatrooms.
And Teams also offers the ability to host video calls or audio-only conversations.
It launched back in 2017, and has grown rapidly ever since.
In March 2020, Microsoft revealed it had 44million daily users – partly thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic forcing people to meet online.
By April that same year, Teams was hosting 75million daily users.
And on one day in April, Microsoft said that 4.1billion meeting minutes had been recorded.
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