'TwitterDown' trends as X suffers outage; Thousands report empty timeline on Elon Musk's platform | Tech News

'TwitterDown' trends as X suffers outage; Thousands report empty timeline on Elon Musk's platform

Elon Musk's X has experienced widespread outages, leaving thousands of users unable to access their timelines. Know all about it.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Dec 21 2023, 20:52 IST
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As many as 81000 people have reported problems while accessing Elon Musk's X, as per downdetector.com. (AFP)
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As many as 81000 people have reported problems while accessing Elon Musk's X, as per downdetector.com. (AFP)

Elon Musk's X has gone down, with thousands of users reporting issues while accessing their timelines on the microblogging platform. Users have taken to other social media platforms to vent their frustrations about not being able to use X. According to Downdetector.com, the problem started at approximately 10:50 AM IST. More than 81000 reports were filed by users who were not able to access Twitter around 12:20 AM IST. The issue is widespread as people globally have reported issues regarding X.

X outage

Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform, is showing a rising graph of complaints regarding X outage. As per the website, 71 percent of the total reports said that they faced difficulties in accessing the website while 23 percent said that the app was not functioning properly for them. Another 6 percent faced served-related issues. Both the app and the web version of X seem to have been affected.

Users simply saw a “Welcome to X! This is the best place to see what's happening in your world. Find some people and topics to follow now” message when logging onto the microblogging platform. 

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

Previous outages

This is not the first outage X has had this year. On April 21, 2023, X suffered a major outage. Interestingly, it came a day after the platform made a landmark decision to remove blue tick verification for legacy users. The microblogging website became inaccessible to thousands of users, creating frustrations. It was reported that the outage was a regional one and largely was contained within the US, although some other regions might have been affected as well.

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First Published Date: 21 Dec, 11:48 IST
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