Microsoft Teams working fine after prolonged, global outage says 1,400 Teams users reported inability to access Microsoft Teams on Friday
A representational image of app icons on a mobile screen. — Unsplash
A representational image of app icons on a mobile screen. — Unsplash

After registering functional disruptions for over eight hours around the world on Friday, Microsoft Teams services have been restored and returned to a stable state.

The access to the messaging platform was affected by some technical blockade, described as a networking issue by the company.

"After extended monitoring and mitigation efforts, we've confirmed that our Microsoft Teams service and features have been restored or have returned to optimal health," Microsoft said in its post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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As per a Reuters report, users began reporting the outage on social media platforms, mostly on X (formerly Twitter), on Friday.

According to, an outage tracking website, the number of complaints skyrocketed in the afternoon on Friday as 1,400 Teams users reported the inability to access the platform. 

Fortunately, the access blockade was looked following backlash from global users' who took to various reporting platforms and lashed out at company's inabillity to track down the problem and resolve it.

Earlier, Microsoft had detected some disturbance in the platform's networking, which it said was causing a failure to access its services.

Microsoft Teams, a commonly utilised platform for professionals to organise virtual meetings, communicate through chat, and collaborate on file sharing, is included in the widely used 365 software suite by the company.

Downdetector monitors service disruptions by aggregating status updates from various sources, including user-reported issues on its platform.