YAHOO is a web service platform that offers news, email, and a search engine to its users.
The site is considered one of the pioneers of the early Internet era in the 1990s.
Is Yahoo down and why is the site not working?
On Friday, August 13, 2021, Yahoo Mail was reported down beginning at about 7am.
Users took to Twitter to complain that the site was not loading properly or issuing error messages.
The outage seems to be a worldwide problem, though most say users in France and the US have been greatly affected.
The website Down Detector has been tracking the problem and continues to spike as more outages are reported.
How can I check if Yahoo is down?
Those who may be experiencing difficulties with Yahoo can check another social media app, such as Twitter or Facebook for reports.
If you don’t have a Twitter account, Down Detector will tell users when the apps are down or experiencing difficulties.
If it appears the problem may not be widespread, try checking the internet connection on your device or exiting the app before logging back in.
When have there been Yahoo outages before?
There have been other reported Yahoo outages in the past including:
- July 2021: Yahoo’s mail service was reported down at about 3:30pm for about two hours.
- February 2021: Users reported problems both in Yahoo’s app and site.
- January 2021: Over 55 percent of people were unable to login into their email or read their mail.
- September 2020: Users had trouble logging in to the platform, with the most reports at 7pm.