Twitter back up after being down for more than 2 hours

Users complained about Twitter outage ON Twitter, using the #TwitterDown - what an age we live in!

Highlights
  • Twitter suffered a major outage earlier today.
  • Thousands of Twitter users reported their inability to login via Twitter web, while the mobile version worked just fine.
  • The social media platform is finally back up.

Twitter has been in the news a lot lately, for reasons good and bad both. Ever since Elon Musk has acquired the social media giant, he has been implementing plenty of changes on the platform, which have had mixed reactions from the users. That said, an outage on a platform is possibly the worst thing to happen for both the owners of the platform and the users and today, Twitter web suffered a massive outage, as thousands of Twitter users were unable to login to their accounts via Twitter web.

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Twitter down for everyone – you are not alone

The recent Twitter outage appears to be a worldwide issue, but the majority of reports popped up from India, as numerous Twitter users in the country took to Twitter (well, the mobile version) to report that they were unable to login to their accounts via Twitter web.

Twitter Down

Upon logging in, Twitter web gave a message saying, “Something went wrong, but don’t fret — it’s not your fault. Let’s try again,”. But, trying again did not do much, as we kept trying again and again for more than 2 hours, but all in vain. The web version of Twitter kept giving us options to refresh or to log out. Things worked when we cleared our browser history, but the account kept getting logged out. However, those who had an active TweetDeck session were still able to access Twitter on the web version (we have independently tested and can confirm the same).

The peak of the outage happened at around 6 am IST, and DownDetector reported more than 10,000 people had reported the outage. “Twitter is experiencing international outages affecting the mobile app and features including notifications; incident not related to country-level internet disruptions or filtering,” Netblocks reported via a tweet.

The funny thing is to see people reporting the Twitter outage on Twitter itself by accessing the app on their smartphones. Many users voiced their frustration on Twitter and some (obviously) posted a bunch of memes as well. Here are some of them: