Twitter is down AGAIN: app crashes for second time in a WEEK as thousands of frustrated users complain they can’t see photos or post links
Twitter has experienced technical difficulties for the second time in a week.
According to DownDetector, the problems started around 4:30 PM GMT on Monday and affected more than 4,000 users worldwide.
Frustrated users complained about not being able to see photos or post working links on the platform.
Twitter said in a statement that it was “a internal change that had some unintended consequences’ before the issue was announced was resolved.
Elon Musk’s company already had a three-hour outage at the beginning of the month.
Elon Musk’s platform already had a three-hour outage at the beginning of the month (file photo)
According to DownDetector, the problems started around 4:30 PM GMT on Monday and have affected more than 4,000 users worldwide
DownDetector collects reports of outages from multiple sources, including social media and mobile apps.
Just over 4,000 reports were registered this afternoon, with 80 percent of people reporting issues with the website, 13 percent with the app, and 7 percent with the server connection.
According to NetBlocks, Twitter was experiencing international delays and outages that affected image and video content.
Those who accessed the platform on mobile and desktop saw blank images where photos should have been.
MailOnline tried to post a photo on Twitter and only saw an empty brown square in the post.
There were also problems placing working links to websites.
A Twitter user posted a photo with the comment, “Is Twitter down bro? This is literally all I see… sh*t won’t even load photos or videos, Elon stops screwing up the app.
Another said, “I’m just going to take the opportunity to post my nudes.”
Those who access the platform on mobile and desktop see blank images where photos should be
The number of outages has increased since Musk started running Twitter, leading to speculation that there are not enough people to fix the problems
At 17:19 GMT, Twitter’s Support account addressed the issue in a statement: “Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected at this time.
“We made an internal change that had some unintended consequences.
“We’re working on this now and will share an update when it’s resolved.”
About 45 minutes later it posted again, “Everything should be working normally now. Thank you for staying with us!’
MailOnline has reached out to Twitter for further comment, though there has been no response from the company’s communications department since Musk laid off his staff last fall.
On March 1, Twitter experienced a three-hour outage just days after Elon Musk laid off another 200 employees.
The outages have increased since Musk started running Twitter, leading to speculation that there are not enough people to fix the problems.
In February alone, the site had at least four widespread outages, compared to nine in all of 2022, according to NetBlocks.
Musk’s latest round of layoffs reduced Twitter’s workforce to under 2,000 — a sharp drop from 7,500 when the billionaire first took over in October.
On Sunday, Musk tweeted, “Hope you’re having a good Sunday. First day of the rest of your life.’
Timeline of Elon Musk’s eventful time on Twitter to date
October 27: Musk officially becomes the new owner of Twitter, tweeting ‘the bird has been freed’.
November 1st: Musk confirms plans to change the system of ‘Blue Tick’ verification on Twitter, for a reduced subscription fee of $8 per month.
the 4th of November: Musk is firing half of Twitter’s staff as a supposed cost-cutting measure, claiming he had “no choice.”
November 9: Musk launches the “Twitter Blue” subscription service that verifies accounts for a monthly fee.
November 11: The Twitter Blue service has been interrupted because accounts have purchased verification and are using it to impersonate brands and public figures.
November 12: Musk fires 80 percent of Twitter contractors without warning.
November 15: Musk fires employees who posted negatively about him on business messaging app Slack. The lawsuit between Musk and Twitter is dismissed.
November 16: Twitter employees are told to sign a pledge to remain in their position where they would “work long hours at high intensity” or receive three months of severance pay, resulting in a mass exodus.
November 18: A news ticker was projected at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco calling Musk a “space Karen,” “mediocre male child,” and “bankruptcy baby.”
November 23: A Twitter user reported that 5.4 million phone numbers and email addresses were leaked onto the dark web before his account was suspended.
November 26: Financial Times revealed that 50 of the platform’s top 100 advertisers have paused their ads.
November 29: Platform game reported that Twitter is in the process of reinstating about 62,000 banned accounts that each have more than 10,000 followers.
12 December: Twitter Blue has relaunched with the new Blue Tick review process.
January 11: Twitter will begin automatically redirecting users to the “For You” tab — its algorithmic feed of tweets — every time they open the app.
February 8th: Twitter extends character limit to 4,000 for Twitter Blue subscribers in the US. Soon after, the site encountered technical problems.
February 25: Twitter announced another round of layoffs that reduced its workforce to less than 2,000 — a sharp drop from the 7,500 employed when the billionaire first took over in October.