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Twitter says it's working on tonight's meltdown [update: resolved]

If Twitter suddenly logged you out of your mobile apps and won't let you back in — or a device or a desktop, actually — you're not alone. In fact, you're in damned good company. We're locked out, too. Twitter's official status page says they're aware of the problem and are working on it.

One possible culprit, as noted in our comments, is that apparently Twitter leaped ahead to Dec 29, 2015. While we have no doubt that day will be awesome, it's still a year away and unsurprisingly would cause issues should servers think we're there already.

Update: Here's a possible culprit:

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Update 2: Twitter is on it

Update 3: The issue has been resolved:

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95 Comments
  • I thought I got hacked. I was about to change passwords... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Me too. Then I thought to come here and see if anyone heard anything. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Omg same here but I was like wait a minute Posted via the Android Central App
  • I thought the samething! Lol Amazing Verizon Galaxy Note 4
  • The Y2014k Bug?
  • Mentioned something about a time zone issue. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Where'd you see this?
  • Plume reports the following: "Login error for @Devhux Please verify the date, time, and timezone of your phone, or authenticate again your account." Tweets then show "December 28th" instead of how many minutes ago. Posted via the Android Central App
  • i can't even login, so I can't verify anything until I can.
  • That's the same error I got. I logged out to log back in and now I'm stuck. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Given the update to this post, looks like the error I got was accurate Posted via the Android Central App
  • Glad its not me! I was getting rather pissed lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was just about to change passwords.
  • Thought I had been hacked as well Posted via the Android Central App
  • It seems to only be affecting Android devices. People are tweeting saying iOS works fine.
  • Yup, checked with several iOS using friends at a house I was just at, got home and it's working OK on the web. Just Android from what I can gather (in the UK).
  • I literally thought I got hacked and was ready to throw flaming poop Posted via the Android Central App
  • Working here.... Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 via Android Central App
  • It was trying to connect me through Google account...... No. I deleted all data and uninstalled the app until some explanation is issued..... I knew I shouldn't have watched the interview movie drats!!!! /s Posted via AC app by way of my right thumb.
  • I didn't watch the movie, but I did Google information about it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Looks like 3rd party twitter apps still function Posted via the Android Central App
  • Plume isn't. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Tweetings is just fine. So is TweetCaster. Posted via Android Central App
  • Confirm Tweetcaster works fine. I've no idea why though, why would (at least some) third party apps work but not the official app? Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 via Android Central App
  • 3rd party twitter apps still working Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have gotten so used to checking Twitter for breaking local news. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Plot twist: North Korea attacked every account that referenced The Interview or slammed North Korea
  • I wouldn't be surprised. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I would be really surprised. People give North Korea way too much credit. I somehow managed to receive a notification from a local news account about the problem right before my twitter got signed out. I thought maybe they got hacked and sent me some sort of malformed tweet to hack me, too. Oh well, Chris Hemsworth will save us.
  • I haven't done either of those and I can't get into twitter. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Glad to know I'm not alone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How am I going to let the world in on all my mundane thoughts on all issues imaginable? #whocares
  • Good to know it's not just me.
  • How the hell am going to bitch about psn being crap Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is that "Twitter Status Page" an official one? I find it odd that they're asking users to follow them... on Tumblr.
  • It's powered by tumblr.
  • When I first checked it I too thought that I had been hacked. It's bizarre as for me its only the official Twitter app for Android that's affected. Both Tweetcaster on my phone and the official app on my iPad are working absolutely fine. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ironically I was fine until I started reading this article.
  • Kinda sucked as I use twitter as my newsouted and when I need to search for some info... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Me too! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sucks that this is happening right before my game comes on! Samsung Moment->HTC EVO->EVO LTE->LG G3
  • Let's go Bengals! Posted from the bando
  • U both are forgetting that you're in the same conference as New England Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not a Steelers fan at all, but I'm sure that Ben Rothlisberger could decimate the Patriots' defense. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That secondary? Good luck Posted via the Android Central App
  • Packers were able to handle that secondary. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lmao that's hilarious Posted from the bando
  • They are still very vulnerable at times in the secondary. They gave up a lot of big passing plays that ended up in touchdowns.
    But the new England red zone defense is pretty darn good, though Posted via the Android Central App
  • #HereWeGo. Posted via Android Central App
  • Go Steelers! Too bad Comcast is completely shitting the bed right now, and the feed is so choppy that the game's barely watchable.
  • If your a twit, it is what it is. Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • you're* Posted from the bando
  • Sorry your was ownership. Not you are. . Nazi Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • He's right you know.
  • Think about it your a twit, or you are a twit. Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • You are. Give it up. Before you look stupider than you already are.
  • Which is still not as stupid as you are. Posted via Android Central App
  • Man, the maturity here is amazing. You want to bring my mama into this while you're at it? via Note 4 on Verizon Wireless
  • He's hit a new low and that's saying something.
  • Right. A possessive there makes no sense. Trying to spin your own grammar mistakes? You are an even bigger tool than was already apparent.
  • I also thought I was hacked. Good thing I checked here first. Posted via Android Central App
  • I dislike twitter anyway Posted via the Android Central App
  • I jumped on the "I was hacked" train too and then realized it was not just me.
  • I didn't receive issues on my personal account, but did on my church's account (which I'm the administrator of). Immediately thought I got hacked. Thanks for reporting this AC!
  • https://twitter.com/_Ninji/status/549365454322802688
  • #noooooooooooo
  • Good now permanently delete it Posted via the Android Central App
  • It ain't that easy Posted via the Android Central App
  • I blame North Korea...
    But seriously, Twitter is what I go to in order to find out if other things are down. Thank god for AC! Posted via Android Central App
  • Well no drunk tweets! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good luck Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • If only you could blame your stupidity on alcohol.
  • Twitter is not working on my smartphone but is working just fine on my PC Posted via the Android Central App
  • I blame the whole Jim Harbaugh to Michigan situation for the crash. But hey, at least he won us one more game before he left.
  • Agree Posted via Android Central App
  • its Y2K but for 2015 new years.
  • But I need to tweet what I had for dinner and that I walked my dog! /s Posted via the Android Central App
  • Twitter has evolved beyond mundane task sharing, you should really give it another chance. You don't need to tweet anything, it's a great news feed if you follow things like your favourite news network, TV show, band/artist, local city and/or, of course, Android Central!
  • Well at least I know I didn't get hacked now. Wonder what caused it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm seeing that it's one of 3 things. 1. Hacked
    2. Ddos attack
    3. Time is showing 2015 in their servers via Note 4 on Verizon Wireless
  • This ain't psn Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nah, it's much more meaningless than PSN. Posted via Android Central App
  • I just checked Twitter on my Flipboard app. I'm still receiving updates and Twitter is working fine. Is it just the Twitter app that is broken? Posted via Android Central App
  • Is this a hoax? Like I said I'm using Twitter on my Flipboard app and it's updating just fine. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yep, works just fine on Flipboard for me, too,... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Btw isn't Flipboard an awesome app Posted via Android Central App
  • Back up just fine for me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Any one still having issues , just change the Date on phone to year 2015 , and sign-in . And then change yea back later.
    Enjoy
  • I'm back up on twitter now. South Georgia. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Went to tweet this :( Posted via the Android Central App
  • I got logged out of Twitter earlier but also got logged out of FB at the same time. Weird. I thought it was just because I didn't have 4g.
  • Yes i hot logged out of fb aswell yesterday. A while after that Twitter got blanc Posted via the Android Central App
  • I first lost connectivity to Twitter last night around 6pm eastern time, so before the time Twitter admits they began to have a problem, and my phone was off from about 9pm until 11am this morning and I still cannot connect. Not sure what to do except delete and re-add my account which then causes me to have to reset all my stupid local settings. Clearing app cache did not help. Anyone else??
  • Restarting my phone seemed to have fixed it, must have been a timing thing...
  • Seems like nobody saw the "There's something wrong, we're working on it" screen and I woke up and it was fixed. But at first I thought they got hacked. Posted via Android Central App