Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Outlook, and Tinder down after earlier mass outage put Netflix, Hulu, and others offline

AMAZON Web Services has been having connectivity problems Wednesday, making it the second time in less than two weeks that the service was disturbed. 

Tinder and Microsoft have also been having problems according to self-reports on Downdetector.

Over 500 reports of outages on Tinder were documented on Downdetector Wednesday with over 200 reports on Microsoft Azure. 

Outlook is also experiencing outages as well, according to Downdetector.

Xbox, Playstation, Hulu, Netflix and more all experienced issues.

People have also been complaining about issues with Google, Slack, Facebook, EA and Call of Duty.

Some of the outages reportedly affected users worldwide.

Reports of Facebook going down started earlier today at around 8am ET.

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Most of the issues are thought to be down to a server issue but they could also be related to the devices that people use to access these online platforms.

Thousands of users were reporting issues with Amazon Web Services, which went down earlier today and impacted several websites.

Over 20,000 reports of issues with the server were on Downdetctor at around 10:40am ET.

Amazon has confirmed to us that there was a brief issue with AWS in two regions but it claims those problems have now been fixed.

Amazon told us: "Between 7:14 AM PST and 7:59 AM PST, customers experienced elevated network packet loss that impacted connectivity to a subset of Internet destinations.

"Traffic within AWS Regions, between AWS Regions, and to other destinations on the Internet was not impacted.

"The issue was caused by network congestion between parts of the AWS Backbone and a subset of Internet Service Providers, which was triggered by AWS traffic engineering, executed in response to congestion outside of our network.

"This traffic engineering incorrectly moved more traffic than expected to parts of the AWS Backbone that affected connectivity to a subset of Internet destinations. The issue has been resolved, and we do not expect a recurrence."

AWS provides cloud services to several of the most popular brands including Netflix, Hulu, Twitch, Tinder and Disney+.

That's why an issue with Amazon's servers can mean several of your favorite apps stop working at the same time.

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