Microsoft Teams not working for you? No panic – you are not the only one. Reports of problems with the collaboration tool, which is used by millions of people around the world, rose this morning in the UK and a number of other countries. According to team users, the issues have impacted the desktop app, which is available on Windows 10 and Mac, as well as the online version, which is accessed through a web browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
Now, when you try to sign in to Microsoft Teams using a browser, you get the error “This page is not working” while those who try to load Microsoft Teams from the Windows 10 and Mac desktop apps get stuck Image of the logo.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is aware of the issues and is working on a solution. However, Microsoft’s Server Status Portal, which is used to notify users when a problem occurs, shows that everything Microsoft Teams related is working fine. Hence, we don’t have a lot of details about the problem affecting the productivity of team users worldwide.
Down Detector, which tracks mentions of social media issues to keep an eye on the performance of online tools and web apps, has complained to more than 3,000 people in the UK about issues with Microsoft teams in the past few minutes alone. And reports seem to be rising, suggesting that everything that went wrong is getting worse and worse.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to know how long Microsoft Teams will be down. These problems can sometimes be fixed in a few minutes, sometimes it can take a few hours.
The problems with Microsoft Teams working seamlessly with other Office 365 tools like Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook to make remote collaboration as easy as possible started on April 27, 2021 between 11:15 and 11:30 a.m.
However, if you have an important work meeting, interview for a new job, or a chat with friends scheduled for the next half an hour through Microsoft Teams, it may be worth finding an alternative like Zoom, for example, Google Meet, Apple FaceTime or Facebook’s Messenger Rooms.
Microsoft Teams down: is there a workaround to check messages and join video calls?
A growing number of Microsoft Teams users have reported that the smartphone app, available on Android and iOS, continues to function normally.
So if you have a very important meeting, you may be able to join from your phone or tablet. Crucially, Microsoft has not confirmed that this workaround will work – or will work for much longer – so it may still be worth letting your coworkers know that you may not be able to host the next meeting. However, if you find yourself in a real situation, maybe it is worth trying?
Frustrated users have flooded social media, including Twitter, to complain about the issues preventing them from working from home.
According to these tweets, the issues affecting Microsoft Teams aren’t limited to the UK shores. A number of team users have reported problems from France and other countries in mainland Europe. It is said that the problems can also be felt in Brazil. One user on Twitter wrote, “Are the teams currently down? I don’t seem to be able to access my meetings.”
Microsoft Teams customer service team uses the official Twitter account that is available @MicrosoftTeams for answering some of the complaints received from affected team users. In response to a user complaint about the issues, the account said, “Thank you for contacting us. Our team is investigating an issue with Microsoft Teams that also affects Europe and Asia. Please visit the Administration Center for more information under TM252802. “
If you are a little confused about this final statement, you are not alone. If your Microsoft Teams account is managed by your company, you may not have the correct permissions to verify this What is the status of the TM252802 problem? When a user asked Microsoft if there was any way to keep an eye on the update as a non-admin user in Teams, they were told, “We recommend reaching out to your IT / team administration team to keep you informed can hold.”
The official social media account for Microsoft Office 365 – the subscription that includes access to Microsoft Teams as well as Word, Excel, and other popular productivity apps – has also confirmed that it is aware of the issues and is currently working on a solution .
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