Is Twitter down? Users report widespread outage on March 1


Twitter users have reported problems with the app and website for the social media platform on March 1, with real-time maps showing outages across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

The outage began at around 2 AM PST / 10 AM GMT, with users’ timelines unable to load new content, or see replies to posts.

A map from Downdetector shows a global visual of reported outages, with users across the world being affected by the sudden error.

As the United States was mostly asleep, many of the reports came from Europe or Asia, with users in the UK and Australia all reporting issues with the platform.

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Many users were met by this message on there timeline, instead of tweets.

Although Twitter outages sometimes coincide with other web services failing, often due to a CDN (content delivery network) crashing at once, this time Twitter seemed to be on its own, with most other popular websites still working as normal.

As of 2:40 AM PST, Twitter’s status page reports that all systems are operational – but this doesn’t reflect many users’ experience.

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Twitter hasn’t yet provided any updates on what caused the crash, or if the issue has been fully resolved.

We will update this article with any updates from Twitter, or its status page, as they come.