Is TikTok down? Users report widespread outages on May 6 - Dexerto

Is TikTok down? Users report widespread outages on May 6

Published: 7/May/2020 0:29 Updated: 7/May/2020 1:23

by Virginia Glaze


Popular short-form video app TikTok is trending across social media, after users reported widespread issues with the site’s mobile application on May 6.

According to stats from Down Detector, over 40k users have reported problems with the app, with many taking to Twitter to explain that they can’t open the application on mobile.

That’s not all; music streaming service Spotify was also reported to have issues, as users claimed the application was also crashing when they tried to use it via mobile devices.

Despite these issues with the mobile application, the website for PC is working as intended, leading many to question why only the app is affected by the outage.

Areas affected by the problem include much of the United States, the UK and Australia, as well as parts of Europe and Southeast Asia.
TikTok users across the US, UK and Australia reported issues opening the mobile app on May 6.

However, others have reported that multiple mobile applications are currently experiencing issues, such as SoundCloud, Google, and the Bumble app, among others. According to DownDetector, users reported issues with Google around the same time in the afternoon, although a reason for these widespread application issues remains to be seen.

While it  wasn’t clear at first what was causing the issues, reports indicate that the problems could be caused by “a faulty Facebook SDK” that all the apps use. According to GitHub developers, the matter was traced to the software development kit that the apps used for signing users in through Facebook, with even those who opted out of logging in via the platform experiencing difficulties getting the apps to load.

Both Spotify and TikTok have yet to address the outages at the time of writing. Stay tuned to Dexerto for more developments as the situation unfolds.


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.