X Elon Musk’s social media platform formerly known as Twitter experienced Twitter experienced Dec 21 (Reuters) – Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, was restored globally early Thursday, with over 77,000 U.S. users facing issues at the peak of the outage.
Users in Canada, Britain, France and other countries reported issues with accessing both X and X Pro, earlier known as TweetDeck.
Over 7,000 users in Canada and Britain experienced issues with the platform, according to Downdetector data.
Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources including users.
Elon Musk’s X platform, previously known as Twitter, mostly stopped working for more than an hour. In mobile apps, the timelines wouldn’t refresh, and on the web, a placeholder message proclaimed,
“Welcome to X! This is the best place to see what’s happening in your world. Find some people and topics to follow now.” The global internet trackers at Netblocks noted a “significant international outage” that wasn’t linked to any country-level blocks or filtering.
At about 1:35AM ET, shortly after this article was published, access to timelines was restored, although we haven’t heard what caused the problem.
Thousands of X (formerly Twitter) users have reported outages, with web users seeing welcome messages on their feeds.
“Welcome to X! This is the best place to see what’s happening in your world. Find some people and topics to follow now,” the message reads.
Users encountered loading issues on X Pro, formerly TweetDeck, with a message that said “Waiting for posts.”
Over 47,000 U.S. users faced access issues with X and X Pro, according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources including users.
“Anyone else having problems with Twitter? Glitches? Your own tweets and tweets of others not showing? I also had like hundreds of articles bookmarked to read later. All disappeared,” complained a user.
On DownDetector, reports of problems appear to have started just before 12:30AM ET, and so far, we’ve seen no indication of what might have caused the problem or how long it could take until service is restored.
This isn’t the only major outage for the site in recent days. Another issue broke outgoing links for a couple of hours last week. As usual, the platform’s PR account email responded only with an automatic “Busy now, please check back later” message, so anyone paying for Premium service (or hoping to be paid) will have to check elsewhere for news on its status.