Twitter Experiences Outage:
Early on Monday, Twitter experienced an outage that affected a large number of users. According to Downdetector, the number of complaints escalated from 31 to over 10,000 in a span of just 30 minutes. About 76% of users reported issues with the Twitter website while 14% reported issues with the Twitter app. Users trying to click on links within tweets encountered an error message that read, “your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint.”
Twitter Support Responds:
The Twitter Support account sent out a tweet at 12:19 pm EST acknowledging the issue and stating that “Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected right now. We made an internal change that had some unintended consequences. We’re working on this now and will share an update when it’s fixed.” The outage led to a sharp decline in the number of Downdetector users reporting issues with Twitter, with the figure dipping to around 250 by 1:27 pm EST. Despite the drop, Twitter users continued to report glitches.
Twitter Users Offer Hilarious Responses:
Many users responded with humor, attributing the outage to Twitter owner Elon Musk’s mismanagement. Outages were noticed in numerous U.S. cities, including Boston, New York, Washington, and Tampa. Other cities affected include St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Twitter Issue Resolved:
The Twitter Support account later tweeted that “Things should now be working as normal. Thanks for sticking with us!” However, the social media company did not provide an explanation about the cause of the issue. Should Twitter share more information, this article will be updated.