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Twitter DOWN! Thousands of users report issues as the platform suffers outage

Twitter down: The microblogging platform faces an outage as users report that they’re facing challenges in accessing the platform

| Updated on: Apr 21 2023, 17:23 IST
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1/6 Log in to your account and look for the message letting you know your account has been locked. (Reuters)
2/6 Click or tap Start. Then enter your phone number. You can note that this phone number will be associated with your account. (REUTERS)
3/6 Twitter will send you a text message, or you will receive a phone call, with a verification code. It may take a few minutes for the code to be delivered to your phone. Once you enter the verification code, click or tap Submit to unlock your account. (REUTERS)
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5/6 In such a situation, Twitter may ask you to complete certain actions including verifying your email address, adding a phone number to your account, or deleting Tweets that are in violation of our rules. (AP)
6/6 To restore your account, log in and look for the message letting you know that your account has been temporarily limited to some of your account features. Click or tap Start and follow the instructions to complete the requested actions. (REUTERS)
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Twitter down: According to user reports, the majority of the outage has been reported on the website while some are also facing issues in the app. (Reuters)

Twitter down: Just a day after Twitter made a landmark decision of removing blue tick verification for legacy users, the microblogging platform faced a major outage. More than 1000 user reports were noted at the time of writing this, as per Downdetector. The microblogging website became inaccessible to thousands of users, creating frustrations. It is reported that the outage was a regional one and largely was contained within the US, although some other regions too might have been affected. Indian servers appear to be functioning normally.

According to the online outage monitoring website, 1037 reports were detected at the time of writing this. Downdetector tweeted, “User reports indicate Twitter is having problems since 6:25 AM EDT”. The issue started on the afternoon of April 21 at around 4 PM IST. As of writing this, the issue is still persisting for the majority of the users.

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As per Downdetector, 82 percent of the total reports said that they faced difficulties in accessing the website while 11 percent said that the app was not functioning properly for them. Another 7 percent faced served-related issues. 

The most persistent issue for users was that the home page was not updating. Others have mentioned issues such as tweets not loading, DM not working and the trends section not being visible.

The details regarding what exactly caused the issue is not known. There has not been any official statement regarding the issue at this moment.

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First Published Date: 21 Apr, 17:14 IST