Update, Feb 11 (10:30 a.m. ET): Twitter's issue has been fixed.
What you need to know
- Twitter experienced a widespread outage as of 9 A.M. PT on Friday.
- Downdetector is also reporting spikes in outages for other sites and services like AWS and Facebook, though at a much smaller scale.
- We've confirmed the outage took place across the U.S. and in the UK.
Is Twitter down for you? You're not alone. Starting at 12 ET on Friday, February 11, both the Twitter website and app have crashed for a large number of users. As of publication, Downdetector lists over 45,000 users who report an issue with the service.
About 50% of the complaints refer to the Twitter web version and 40% to the app. Some of our staff have noticed the site is down for them, but that the Twitter app is still live.
On a smaller but still-significant scale, a spike of 500 users report a recent AWS outage on Downdetector. Facebook, Whatsapp, and even the IRS are experiencing their own recent outage spike, as well.
We saw a huge number of outages in 2021 that took down large swaths of the internet, so this isn't necessarily out of the ordinary. But we hoped that sites would improve their cloud infrastructure to avoid these kinds of issues in future. We'll have to wait and hear from Twitter what, exactly, caused this issue.
Update, Feb 11 (10:30 a.m. ET) ― Twitter says it has fixed the issue that caused the morning outage
We’ve fixed a technical bug that was preventing timelines from loading and Tweets from posting. Things should be back to normal now. Sorry for the interruption!We’ve fixed a technical bug that was preventing timelines from loading and Tweets from posting. Things should be back to normal now. Sorry for the interruption!— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 11, 2022February 11, 2022
Twitter has acknowledged that some users had issues loading its website and mobile apps this morning. It also claims to have fixed the issue that caused the outage, so you should be able to resume tweeting.
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