Global outage hits Twitter just hours after Reddit went down, amid weeks of social media woes
- Twitter went down Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. (ET) around the world
- Users reported issues loading the desktop site as well as Android and iOS apps
Twitter crashed for users around the world this afternoon.
The site went down Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. (ET), with problems affecting both the desktop and mobile versions.
It comes as Reddit experienced similar issues this morning into the afternoon, leaving users unable to access the site or load any posts.
Both sites were back up and running by 4 p.m.
Twitter has crashed for users around the world. The site went down Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. (ET)
Reports of issues using Twitter spiked by tens of thousands on Down Detector on Thursday afternoon.
Most were experiencing problems with the website, though mobile apps appear to be acting up as well.
Users attempting to load their feeds this afternoon have been met with an error message saying that ‘something is technically wrong.’
The site went down just as Reddit began functioning again, after an outage that crippled the site all morning.
A wave of outages has affected major sites throughout the summer including problems at Instagram and Facebook earlier this month that brought the platforms to a grinding halt.
Instagram in particular has been hit with multiple issues throughout the last several months including outages in May, June, and the latest in July.
Reports of issues using Twitter spiked by tens of thousands on Down Detector on Thursday afternoon
Users attempting to load their feeds this afternoon have instead been met with error messages
The latest outage lasted for more than eight hours and also affected Facebook’s encrypted messaging app WhatsApp.
Facebook said that the outage was a side-effect of ‘routine maintenance.’
In June Google Calendar users were also left scrambling after being presented with a 404 error.
The outage, which was notable given many people’s reliance on Google Calendar to organize their schedules, lasted for several hours.