Twitter faces global outages due technical errors
Twitter users expressed outage in many countries across the world as they reported problems accessing the service Thursday afternoon. Technical issues lasted for more than two hours.
The social media platform went down for several minutes and users found it difficult to tweet or retweet anything. People from the US, UK, Australia, and other countries faced the problem.
Those who tried to tweet something got an error message mentioning Twitter was “overcapacity”, or a note simple saying: “Oops, something went wrong.”
The “notifications” and “mentions” feeds were also unavailable.
According to DownDetector.com, reports of problems with Twitter began to spike just after 5:30 p.m. ET and soared to over 53,000 complaints by 5:58 p.m. Those began to taper off about 20 minutes later.
Twitter’s official status page said there was “no evidence this outage [was] caused by a security breach or hack. We’re currently investigating internal root causes.”