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It looks like problems on Twitter that began Friday night are persisting Saturday morning. People on the East Coast of the US were reporting that while the page would load, they were unable to send tweets and DMs. As of 11 AM ET Saturday, the location was still experiencing issues for several users.
There’s no official word on how widespread the outage is, but Twitter said Saturday it had been “fixing a problem with it servers.”
Twitter Support posted a quick message Friday night that it had been looking into the matter, and updated it Saturday morning.
There’s no official word on how widespread the outage is. Downdetector, which monitors site outages, showed a huge spike in problems around 8:25PM ET on Friday. Things appeared to be returning to normal within an hour, but Saturday morning around 8AM ET, it had been showing alittle uptick in reported problems again. Often these outages are the results of a drag with an intermediary service like Amazon Web Services, but its dashboard shows all green as of this writing.
Twitter’s API status website posted a message that its data team was investigating “a possible system irregularity currently affecting all Twitter API v2 endpoints starting at 2021-04-17 12:00 UTC. The presence and scope of any developer impact haven’t been determined at this point , but we’ll provide an update as soon as we all know more.”
Tweets may not be loading for some of you. We’re working on fixing a problem and you’ll be back on the timeline soon.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 17, 2021