BREAKING NEWS: Twitter is down! Thousands of users across the globe report outage has hit its website and smartphone app
- Twitter has gone down for thousands of users across the globe
- The outage has hit the US mostly, with some users reporting issues in the UK
- The website and both iOS and Android apps appear to be down
Twitter has gone down for thousands of users across the globe, leaving them unable to share tweets, see notifications or refresh News Feed.
More than 50,000 users have reported issues to Down Detector, which monitors websites and online services.
An outage map shows the outage is hitting more US users, with some experiencing problems in the US and other parts of the world.
Down Detector shows that outage began around 5pm ET and is plaguing the website and both iOS and Android apps.
Although the site is still accessible, users are being shown an error message that says ‘Nothing to see here.’
An outage map shows the outage is hitting more US users, with some experiencing problems in the US and other parts of the world
Twitter’s official site status page shows that it is investigating ‘irregularity with Twitter APIs.’
Although the website can still be accessed, many users are seeing ‘Error. Something went wrong, but don’t fret – it’s not your fault,’ but not all of the features are working properly.
The outage occurred hours after President Donald Trump’s campaign account was locked.
Trump has now threatened to revoke Twitter and Facebook’s Section 230 protections – which shield them from being sued over content posted on their platforms.
Although the website can still be accessed, many users are seeing ‘Error. Something went wrong, but don’t fret – it’s not your fault,’ but not all of the features are working properly
But as of 5pm ET, Trump was not the only one unable to properly use the platform.
Reports continue to skyrocket on Down Detector, even though Twitter’s status page shows everything is operational.
Along with leaving thousands of users frustrated, Thursday evening is set to see dueling town halls for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden – and many people around the world planned on scrolling through Twitter to get the latest updates about the events.
The two will take questions in different cities on different networks: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.
This is the second outage to hit Twitter this month – the previous one was just on October 1.
That incident also saw more than 50,000 user reports on Down Detector, who lived in the US, Europe and Asia.
Many users were met with an ‘error message’ when logging in, along with a blank news feed that only reads ‘try again’ and disabled features – all of which hindered their ability to share tweets.
The peak of the outage hit around 10am ET, but much of the service was restored around 10:45am ET.