Twitter is down right now, preventing people from sending new tweets (Updated)

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What you need to know

  • Twitter is down right now for many people across the globe.
  • A spike in outage alerts started around 4 p.m. ET.
  • The outage prevents people from sending new tweets and refreshing their timelines.

Updated February 7, 2020: It appears Twitter has solved whatever issue was plagueing the service. You should now be able to send new tweets once more.

Okay, don't freak out, but Twitter is down right now. Well, for a substantial number of users anyway. According to Down Detector, reports of the outage started coming in around 4 p.m. ET.

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It appears you can still see your timeline, but you can't send new tweets. Some of us have also noticed we can't refresh our timelines either. It's unclear what other parts of the service might be affected, but expect issues.

Downdetector Twitter Outage Map Feb 7

Source: Down Detector (Image credit: Source: Down Detector)

For now, you'll have to go without mainlining Twitter until the social media giant can restore full service. We'll update this post with more information as it becomes available.

  • Uh, it would be soo nice if it was permanent!!!
  • I don't like that twitter is down
  • Nice! People hit Twitter to complain & validate insecurities. Very few use it for anything that adds to our species. Technology has evolved but humanity has not & is far behind with our psychological understanding & in relation our laws. We live in a capitalist society so that unfortunately falls second to the almighty dollar.
  • There really is nothing going on in anyone's life that warrants up-to-the-minute broadcasts.