Twitter has been experiencing an outage that started within the early night on Thursday, with some customers reporting issues sending tweets and refreshing their timelines beginning shortly after 5:30PM ET. Simply after 7PM ET, tweets started to cross our timelines, and issues could also be returning to regular.
“We have no evidence of a security breach or hack, and we’re currently investigating internal causes,” a Twitter spokesperson mentioned in a press release to The Verge. Twitter posted an identical message to its status page and through the @TwitterSupport Twitter account.
Twitter has been down for a lot of of you and we’re working to get it again up and working for everybody.
We had some bother with our inside techniques and don’t have any proof of a safety breach or hack.
— Twitter Help (@TwitterSupport) October 15, 2020
Twitter’s final main outage, occurring in February of this year, nonetheless allowed customers to avoid that outage by scheduling tweets. This wasn’t a useable workaround throughout the outage, so far as we may inform. Verge staffers have been seeing the outage throughout america and within the UK, although we have been in a position to ship a number of DMs by way of the platform whereas the outage was taking place.
Twitter’s API status website initially mentioned every little thing was operational. At 5:56PM ET, Twitter posted a message to the API web page studying, “Investigating — We are currently investigating this issue. More updates to come.” At 6:31PM ET, there was a brand new but in addition unspecific message: “We are continuing to monitor as our teams investigate. More updates to come.”
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