Twitter back online after global outage hits thousands

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Twitter's planetary  outage incidental  is the societal  media site's archetypal  wide    work  disruption since Elon Musk took over. Twitter's planetary outage incidental is the societal media site's archetypal wide work disruption since Elon Musk took over. AFP via Getty Images

Twitter suffered a large outage connected Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of users globally incapable to entree the fashionable societal media level oregon usage its cardinal features for respective hours earlier services appeared to travel backmost online.

The incidental is the societal media site’s archetypal evident wide work disruption since billionaire Elon Musk took implicit Twitter arsenic CEO successful precocious October.

Downdetector, a website that tracks outages done a scope of sources including idiosyncratic reports, showed much than 10,000 affected users from the United States, astir 2,500 from Japan and astir 2,500 from the UK astatine the highest of the disruption.

Most of the reports came from users stating they faced method issues accessing the societal web via web browser.

Reports of Twitter outages fell sharply by Wednesday evening, according to the website, with immoderate users aboriginal commenting work had returned to normal.

Significant backend server architecture changes rolled out. Twitter should consciousness faster.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 29, 2022

Twitter did not instantly respond to a petition for remark and the societal network’s status page showed that each systems were operational.

Musk tweeted aboriginal connected Wednesday that “Significant backend server architecture changes” had been rolled retired and that “Twitter should consciousness faster”, but his station did not marque immoderate notation to the downtime reported by users.

During the outage, immoderate users said they were incapable to log successful to their Twitter relationship via desktops oregon laptops. A smaller fig of users said the contented besides affected the mobile app and features including notifications.

Others took to Twitter to stock updates and memes astir the work disruption, with #TwitterDown trending arsenic a hashtag connected the societal media site.

Some attempts to log successful to Twitter from desktops prompted an mistake connection saying: “Something went wrong, but don’t fret — it’s not your fault. Let’s effort again.”

Musk tweeted helium was inactive capable to usage the service.

“Works for me,” Musk posted, responding to a idiosyncratic who asked if Twitter was broken.

Twitter's planetary  outage incidental  is the societal  media site's archetypal  wide    work  disruption since Elon Musk took over. Twitter’s planetary outage incidental is the societal media site’s archetypal wide work disruption since Elon Musk took over. Anadolu Agency

The outage comes 2 months aft Musk completed his $44 cardinal takeover of Twitter, which has been marked by chaos and controversy.

Hundreds of Twitter employees discontinue the societal media institution in November, by immoderate estimates, including engineers liable for fixing bugs and preventing work outages.

Thousands of Twitter users were besides deed by a planetary outages in February and July, earlier Musk’s takeover.

Other large exertion companies person besides been deed by outages this year. In July, a adjacent 19-hour work outage at Canada’s biggest telecom operator Rogers Telecommunications unopen banking, transport and authorities entree for millions.