Published: Sat, July 13, 2019

Here's Why Twitter Experienced a Worldwide Outage

Here's Why Twitter Experienced a Worldwide Outage

"We are now investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter", the company said on its official page.

Twitter users attempting to log on to the app or site on Thursday afternoon were greeted by a message that reads "something is technically wrong".

Twitter's service appeared to be restored about an hour later, at around 7.45am. We are keeping an eye on the situation, update you soon.

Social media giant Twitter suffered an hour-long worldwide outage this morning, with users unable to access the platform on both the website and mobile.

According to Downdetector.com, there were more than 10,000 reports of Twitter being down just before 3 p.m. EST Thursday.


UPDATE: Twitter has identified to the source of the outage, saying it was due to an internal configuration change, which it's working to fix.

At the time of writing, Down Detector's crowdsourced incident reporter is exploding with complaints of outages - and the flood of thousands of comments being posted have more in common with a high-view Twitch chat than anything else.

Last week when Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were down, Twitter was briefly hit too, affecting users worldwide. But for the politicians, celebrities and other public figures who use Twitter as their main communications platform - and for the people who follow them - nothing quite compares with the immediate, public nature of the service.

Todaay's outage comes the same day President Donald Trump is hosting a Social Media Summit at the White House that does not include the biggest social media networks - including Twitter.

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