[Dec 17: Twitter over capacity issue] Twitter down and not working? You aren’t alone
There are new updates that have been added to the bottom of the story…
Original story (from August 21) follows:
Is Twitter not working for you? Well, if yes, find solace in the fact that you aren’t alone. The micro blogging service is currently down for a lot of users, and we can confirm this as well.
Here’s a screenshot showing the ‘Tweets aren’t loading now’ notification that currently appears:
Neither the Twitter app nor the website (both Desktop and Mobile) are working currently. When you access the mobile site, you currently get ‘Your connection is not private’ or ‘This connection is not private’, or ‘This site can’t be reached’.
On desktop, the notification ‘Something went wrong’ is displayed.
There is currently no information as to how widespread this issue is (we are located in India), although some reports say it’s a worldwide outage. Plus, no details on how much time will it take for the company to fix the problem.
Rest assured, we are keeping a close tab and will update this story with any newsworthy development that we come across. Until then, feel free to share your thoughts and observations in the comments section below.
Update 1 (August 21)
We can confirm Twitter is back up now.
Update 2 (December 17)
We are now seeing a lot of reports on Down Detector (as service that reports info related to outages and similar issues) from Twitter users who say the service is down for them. Specifically, a lot of users say they are getting ‘Twitter is over capacity’ message. We are looking for more information, and will update the story as and when we have it.
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