LinkedIn’s Android app is not working for many users, here’s the workaround
If your LinkedIn Android app is crashing since yesterday, you are not alone. For now, the workaround is to uninstall and re-install the application.
LinkedIn users are unable to access the professional networking platform through the Android application. The LinkedIn app crashes when users try to open it. The desktop version (website) is working fine.
According to downdetector, LinkedIn users are facing issues with the application since yesterday evening. The tracker reveals a huge spike of outage reports between 10 PM and 2 AM. Most reported problems are log-in and website. LinkedIn has not confirmed the service interruption, yet.
The outage map on down detector reveals users in India, Malaysia US, South America, and parts of Europe have been affected by the outage.
When users try to open the app, either by tapping on the notification or basic app launch, they receive the following error message “LinkedIn keeps stopping.” It is worth noting that the manual closing the app or force stop does not work.
@LinkedIn hi your android app is crashing. What seems to be the problem pic.twitter.com/YhPrEOpYU1— Chandra Mohan (@chandu28in) August 26, 2020
Oh no! Can you try clearing your cache and cookies? Here's how: https://t.co/QsEESqyt8r. If you are using the mobile app, can you uninstall and re-install the app? That should do the trick, but if not please let me know.- Kd https://t.co/572smZ6kJl— LinkedIn Help (@LinkedInHelp) August 27, 2020
@LinkedIn Is there a current issue with your Android app or is it just me? The app crashes every time I try to open it today. Thanks.— Mike Nickel (@dirtcheapgeek) August 26, 2020
Some users, however, said that they were able to use the Android application by uninstalling the app and re-installing it. We can confirm the workaround works. On Twitter, LinkedIn Help is also asking users to implement the same workaround.
Hey @LinkedIn when do you plan to publish the android app again for Google store? I went to reinstall it after nonstop crashes but the app is no longer available. Thanks— Shiraz Bashir (@sbuk73) August 26, 2020
LinkedIn's rare outage comes days after Google users faced massive service interruption with Gmail, Drive and other key Google services. Google was able to restore the services only after about five hours of an outage.
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