On Tuesday night, Spotify and Discord faced disruptions as several users reported that they were unable to log into their accounts, either from their mobile devices or via the web. The disruptions occurred late Tuesday around 11:30 p.m. IST.
Soon, Spotify and Discord recognized that their platforms were facing some issues. Their services were mostly restored to their original lineup after going down for a few hours. It is not known why the apps were removed.
Tweeting the developments, Discord wrote at 1:33 a.m. IST, “Discord is back up and running for messages, calls and streams! We’re still working on a few things like attachments and input events, but those should be back live soon. Thanks for the patience everyone~”. Spotify also reported that “everything is much better” and asked users to contact their customer support in case they still need help.
Discord is back up and running for messages, calls, and streams! We’re still working on a few things like attachments and input events, but those should be back live soon.
Thanks for the patience everyone~
— Discord (@discord) March 8, 2022
Everything is much better now! To give @SpotifyCares a shout if you still need help.
— Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) March 8, 2022
On Twitter, many users reacted to the issues of both apps with memes and jokes. While some people pointed out their addiction to Spotify and Discord, others made fun of people who relied too much on the apps.
I’m waiting for Spotify and Discord to go up as follows: pic.twitter.com/wcFS2HCmRb
— Svien 🇳🇴 (@ThatGoonerSvien) March 8, 2022
me joining my family downstairs for dinner after 8 years since Spotify and Discord were down: pic.twitter.com/0T5CigeG6Y
— ZaxPrefersTV (@zaxptv) March 8, 2022
everyone me on spotify
panic without problem:
about Spotify: pic.twitter.com/sRKSs1OpUj
— LBD (@lookingforluke_) March 8, 2022
Everyone loses their minds and Spotify and Discord shut down in the middle of the night.
Meanwhile, me, who slept at 10 p.m. and woke up at 5 a.m.: pic.twitter.com/F1SjO7Ln9B
— idli dosanjh (@DhruvQureshi) March 9, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: SPOTIFY DOWN AROUND THE WORLD, FORCING MILLIONS TO BE ALONE WITH THEIR OWN THOUGHTS pic.twitter.com/5cVH5ZrAjY
— Bikini Bottom News (@BB_Fish_Head) March 9, 2022
— 𝐎𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝐒𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐡 – (Open commissions) ⭐ (@Olivia0Smith) March 8, 2022
Spotify has shut down so you can all listen to Today’s Women
– v (@tinycommunist) March 9, 2022
Spotify and Discord right now pic.twitter.com/z2IhpHco5z
— Paddy Keogh (@OddsOnFPL) March 8, 2022
Spotify and Discord users rush to Twitter to find out what’s going on pic.twitter.com/cEvbMcldxz
— Asher (@ash_51_50) March 8, 2022
everyone tries to remember their passwords for Spotify and Discord when they come back pic.twitter.com/UmjcfQLTPb
— chair (@chairma_n) March 8, 2022
While Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming apps, Discord is widely used by the gaming community. According to Statisticalin 2021, Spotify has 406 million active users worldwide and Discord caters to around 150 million monthly active users.