Twitter Experiences Global Outage Lasting 40 minutes On Thursday

Twitter experienced a global outage on Thursday morning, with users encountering error messages and being unable to log in to the social media app.

The social media site was down early Thursday with a message popping up suggesting an ‘internal error’ was to blame. Issues started with the service at around 8:05 AM ET, with many users reporting “over capacity” error messages and errors saying “this page is down.” The issues are affecting Twitter web, mobile, and the company’s TweetDeck app.

Downdetector has thousands of reported issues with Twitter, but Twitter’s own status page claims “all systems operational.” While the main domain loads, many users aren’t able to log into the service or access tweets right now.

Twitter has started to come back to life, with many able to tweet beginning around 8:40 AM ET.

Users quipped about the outage after the service came back online. One user said, “IS EVERYONE OKAY DID WE ALL MAKE IT TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TWITTER OUTAGE”

Another said, “The worst part about Twitter going down is that you can’t even search “Twitter down” on Twitter to see if there’s actually an outage.”

At this time it is unclear what caused the outage. The company could not immediately be reached for comment.


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