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TikTok is BACK! Hour-long outage left thousands of US users without access

TikTok is back online! Hour-long outage left thousands of US users without access to the social media platform

  • TikTok has stopped working for over 10,000 users in the U.S. on Friday
  • The outage occurred shortly after 9 a.m. EST, with users flooding other social media platforms to alert 
  • Most of the outages seem to be occurring in Chicago and New York, though other cities were also experiencing outages


Video-sharing platform TikTok appears to be up and running after a significant outage occurred on Friday, leaving thousands of users across the U.S. without access to the social network.

According to DownDetector, which keeps track of online outages, over 14,000 outages were reported shortly after 9 a.m. 

Most of the outages seemed to occur in Chicago and New York, according to a map of outages.

TikTok has stopped working for over 10,000 users in the U.S. on Friday. The outage occurred shortly after 9 a.m. EST, with users flooding other social media platforms to alert

Most of the outages seem to be occurring in Chicago and New York, though other cities were also experiencing outages

Most of the outages seem to be occurring in Chicago and New York, though other cities were also experiencing outages

Other areas, such as Dallas, Houston, Boston and Washington D.C. were also seeing outages.

DailyMail.com has reached out to TikTok with a request for comment. 

Many users took to Twitter to express their frustration that the service has stopped working. 

‘Well grab your cocktails and let’s wait for tiktok to come back up people,’ one user wrote.

‘When tik tok stops working. Hello! Twitter,’ another person tweeted.

‘Me after realizing Tiktok went down,’ another person wrote, adding a gif of a door with the the Twitter logo. 

Other users joked that they were going to get all their work done since they could not access the platform. 

Another person complained that they would ‘launch’ their Wi-Fi out the door, expressing frustration they could not get onto the social network.

Someone else said joked were waiting for TikTok to come back online so they can waste time instead of being productive.

Other users joked that they were going to get all their work done since they could not access the platform

Other users joked that they were going to get all their work done since they could not access the platform

Another person joked they would 'launch' their Wi-Fi out the door, expressing frustration they could not get onto the social network

Another person joked they would ‘launch’ their Wi-Fi out the door, expressing frustration they could not get onto the social network

Someone else said joked were waiting for TikTok to come back online so they can waste time instead of being productive

Someone else said joked were waiting for TikTok to come back online so they can waste time instead of being productive

Globally, TikTok is one of the most popular apps, having reported reaching over 1 billion monthly users this past September.

It’s estimated to have more than 80 million in the U.S. and is regularly the most downloaded app in the App Store and Google Play. 

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