The Twitter outage was reported by thousands of users.
The Twitter outage was reported by thousands of users around the world. Twitter was down for more than 55,000 users worldwide, as shared by outage tracking website Downdetector. Over 12,000 users reported the issue within 30 minutes of reporting it. Nearly 60% of outages reported to Downdetector indicate that the app failed to load feeds, searches or profiles in the morning, leaving everyone confused. After about 2 hours, Twitter was back and the complaints gradually died down.
According to reports, users accessing the microblogging site through the desktop were automatically logged out of their accounts. Up to 400 outages have been reported in India as of 5:30 p.m. according to data from Downdetector. Nearly 62% of reported issues were with the Twitter app and 30% were reported on the website and 8% reported a server connection so far. As users tried to log in, a notification said, “Something went wrong. Try to recharge”, appears on the screen.
Twitter users in Pakistan, UK, USA, Brazil, Italy and a few others also reported the same issue for a brief period. As of 8:20 a.m. in New York on Thursday, 54,582 users reported issues, according to a report by news agency Bloomberg. However, it only lasted about 10 minutes and Twitter services were restored. It’s not yet clear when Twitter will be fully operational again for the rest of the world.
Twitter’s outage came just days after it sued Elon Musk for withdrawing its $44 billion bid to buy the social media giant. The microblogging site has asked a Delaware court to order the world’s richest person and Tesla’s CEO to complete the takeover. Some of the users even took a light hit on Musk after the outage.
However, this is not the first time in recent times that a Twitter outage has occurred. Previously, a global outage was reported on February 11. Twitter said at the time that it was encountering a large number of application programming interface errors.