A widespread crash appears to have affected Twitter worldwide on July 11, a first on such a scale in recent memory.
The social media platform is the go-to hub for the world’s going-ons, but ground to a halt at approximately 11:50AM PT, on July 11.
Update: at approximately 12:50AM PT on July 11, Twitter services resumed for most users – with the outage lasting roughly one hour.
Users were met with a somewhat vague ‘something went technically wrong’ error when visiting the home page on desktop, while others saw their feed refreshing endlessly.
On mobile apps, the problem prevented new Tweets from loading, and sending them was also not possible, if you were able to reach the main page at all.
Of course, Twitter is usually the place the online world goes to report such major issues, and seeing the mini-blogging platform endure such a widespread outage is rare.
Tracking website ‘down-detector’ received a whopping 25,000+ reports on July 11, at around 12PM PT (3PM ET, 8PM BST)600
Coincidentally, the crash came on the same day as another of the web’s biggest platforms crashed, as Reddit users found the site out of action.
Both Reddit and Twitter are central hubs for what’s going on in the world, with hundreds of millions of daily visitors, and users where almost lost without them.
Twitter reportedly had 126 million unique daily visitors in February 2019, making it one of the most popular platforms, although it is dwarfed by Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and YouTube.
Twitter is yet to address the outage at the time of writing, but we will keep you updated as the situation progresses.