UPDATE: Twitter says it’s resolved the issue that impacted its web-based service for around three hours on Monday evening. Many users around the world were unable to access the platform during the outage, though the mobile apps appeared to continue working without any issues. In a tweet posted at about 10:15 p.m. ET, the company said: “We’ve fixed this and Twitter for web should now be back to normal.”
We’ve fixed this and Twitter for web should now be back to normal. Thanks for sticking with us!
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 30, 2022
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Twitter is currently down for many users around the world. The outage started around 7:30 p.m. ET and mainly affects the web version.
The company acknowledged the problem in a tweet from its Support account.
“Twitter may not be working as expected for some of you on web,” the tweet said. “We’re looking into it so you can get back to the tweets.”
Of course, most of those who use the web to access Twitter won’t have been able to see the message, but switching to the mobile app would’ve have allowed them to read Twitter’s confirmation that the service is currently experiencing issues.
Data from outage-tracking website Downdetector confirmed that Twitter’s web platform was out of action for many, while the U.S. map showed service disruption reports coming in from cities across the country, with folks in New York City sending in the most reports.
Tweets appearing on the smartphone app confirmed that the outage was affecting the service for users around the world.
At this stage, it’s unclear how long Twitter engineers will need to resolve the problem. We’ll update here once the web version of Twitter is properly up and running again.
Monday’s incident is the latest in a series of outages to impact the microblogging service in recent months. Just a few weeks ago, for example, Twitter for iOS, Android, and the web went down for users around the world, with the app unable to load up new tweets. In July, the service went down for several hours, affecting users around the world, and in June another technical problem knocked the service offline for several hours.