TikTok outage today: Users face major issues over several hours as video-sharing app goes down | Tech News

TikTok outage today: Users face major issues over several hours as video-sharing app goes down

TikTok outage today: Video-sharing app was down earlier this morning with users facing issues logging in, uploading videos and more.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 18:31 IST
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TikTok outage (AP)

TikTok outage today: Viral short video app, TikTok, was down for several hours earlier this morning. TikTok acknowledged the issue saying that the app is experiencing some issues, and the team is working on fixing them. According to Down Detector, the TikTok outage began around 12:39 am today, and it continued until around 4:30 am. The app is now back to normal, TikTok confirmed.

It looks like the TikTok outage was mostly faced by users in the US. There were more than 42,000 reports about the TikTok outage from its users in the US on Down Detector. The outage led to various issues that users faced while trying to use TikTok. Some users saw that the profiles were reset with no videos or followers which would be a nightmare for those who have a good presence on the app. There were some users reporting login issues on TikTok, and for a lot of them the app crashed while trying to upload a video or after uploading a video.

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The chatter forced TikTok Support account to tweet, “The TikTok app is currently experiencing some issues, which our team is working quickly to address. Thank you for your patience!”. It later tweeted an update that TikTok should start returning to normal for all users. But it hasn't explained what exactly was the reason behind the outage.

Tiktok is the most popular short video app, and arguably the most popular social app as well. It was the most downloaded non-gaming app in 2020, and maintained its top spot in the first half of 2021. On Apple's App Store, TikTok was the most downloaded app, and on the Google Play Store it ranked second, according to Sensor Tower. Collectively, TikTok garnered the most downloads globally across both app stores reaching about 384.6 million.

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First Published Date: 07 Jul, 09:42 IST