Elon Musk says Twitter should be back up later tonight after outage
On 9 February, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said that the microblogging site should be back up later today after several users encountered a premature error message stating “You are over the daily limit for sending Tweets,” and unable to tweet.
“There are multiple internal and external issues with the app simultaneously. The service should be back on track later tonight,” Musk tweeted early on Thursday.
Multiple internal & external issues simultaneously today. Should be fully back on track later tonight.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 9, 2023
Social media company
- CEO: Elon Musk (27 Oct 2022)
- Founders: Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Noah Glass, Biz Stone
- Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
- Founded: 21 March 2006, San Francisco, California, United States
- Subsidiaries: Twitter Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Twitter France SAS, MORE
According to Downdetector.com, a website that tracks outages, Twitter experienced disruption for approximately 9,000 users in the United States at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. By 6 p.m. Eastern, the number of affected users had decreased to 2,500.
“Twitter may not be working as expected for some of you. Sorry for the trouble. We’re aware and working to get this fixed,” tweeted Twitter’s support account on Wednesday.
The interruption of service comes after the billionaire owner, Elon Musk, trimmed Twitter’s workforce since acquiring the company in October, causing worries about the service’s stability and functionality with fewer engineers.
As per The Information, Musk instructed Twitter employees on Wednesday to put a hold on the development of new features, prioritizing the improvement of system stability and robustness, especially with the upcoming Super Bowl (Which starts on Monday, 13 February 2023).
The Internet Broke Today: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube All Down at Once
All four of the world’s largest technology platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube – experienced simultaneous outages, hindering user access to these popular social media sites.
hi, we’ve seen reports that YouTube homepage is down for some of you we’re looking into it rn, really sorry if you’re experiencing this
we’ll follow up with more soon, thx for your patience 💕
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) February 9, 2023
According to Downdetector, there was a significant increase in reported incidents across Meta-owned platforms, coinciding with Twitter’s downtime. Around 12,000 Facebook users reported difficulties and 7,000 Instagram users experienced problems during the early hours of Thursday.
Apart from this, YouTube is also facing outages for some users as they are facing trouble loading the homepage. DownDetector has over 50,000 problems and users expressing frustration.
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