A massive Microsoft outage affects Bing.com, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT internet search and DuckDuckGo.

Microsoft outage started at approximately 3 AM EDT and seems to have primarily affected users in Asia and Europe.

According to user reports and our tests, if you try to open Bing.com, you’ll either see a blank page or a page with a 429 HTTP code error. However, Bing search still works if accessed directly. For some reason, the outage only affects the homepage.

Bing and Copilot office
Source: BleepingComputer

To use Bing, go to this URL and search as usual. It will work. However, Copilot is completely offline whether you use the website, app, or Copilot in Windows.

It’s also important to note that ChatGPT internet search and DuckDuckGo are experiencing similar issues because they use the Bing API.

DuckDuckGo refuses to load search pages, displaying an error message: “There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.”

While Microsoft has yet to comment on the outage, OpenAI confirmed issues with ChatGPT internet search in an update on its support page.

This is a developing story…

Update 1: Microsoft has confirmed an issue where users may be unable to access the Microsoft Copilot service. “We’re working to isolate the cause of the issue. More information can be found in the admin center under CP795190,” the company noted in a post on X.

Update 2: DuckDuckGo is back online, but Bing.com and Copilot are still having issues. In a new update, Microsoft added that it continues to isolate the root cause and “transitioning requests to alternate service components to expedite service recovery.”

Update 3: Microsoft’s telemetry indicates that the service is continuing to recover. “We’re actively investigating the underlying cause of the issue and will take further mitigation actions as necessary,” the company noted in the latest update.

Update 4: Bing and Copilot are coming back online, but Android, iOS and Windows apps still do not load.

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