Twitter has been experiencing an outage that began in the early night on Thursday, with some people reporting issues sending tweets and refreshing their timelines commencing soon just after 5:30PM ET. Just after 7PM ET, tweets started to cross our timelines, and factors may be returning to usual.
“We have no proof of a protection breach or hack, and we’re at present investigating inside results in,” a Twitter spokesperson mentioned in a assertion to The Verge. Twitter posted a equivalent information to its status web page and through the @TwitterSupport Twitter account.
Twitter has been down for lots of of you and we’re operating to get it again up and functioning for everyone.
We experienced some hassle with our inside programs and don’t have any evidence of a safety breach or hack.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) Oct 15, 2020
Twitter’s final main outage, developing in February of this calendar year, however authorized customers to circumvent that outage by scheduling tweets. This was not a useable workaround in the course of the outage, as considerably as we could explain to. Verge staffers were being seeing the outage across the United States and in the Uk, although we have been ready to mail a handful of DMs by the system even though the outage was happening.
Twitter’s API position web site at first claimed almost everything was operational. At 5:56PM ET, Twitter posted a information to the API page reading through, “Investigating — We are now investigating this concern. Additional updates to appear.” At 6:31PM ET, there was a new but also unspecific information: “We are continuing to watch as our teams look into. More updates to arrive.”
Update 7:21PM ET: Included official tweet from Twitter.
Update 7:04PM ET: Included new assertion from Twitter and updated headline.
Update 6:54PM ET: Included new update from Twitter’s API page and altered headline to say that the outage has lasted for extra than an hour.
Update 6:28PM ET: Included Twitter assertion.
Update 6:11PM ET: Extra an update detailing the notice on Twitter’s API site.