[Update: Down] Why TikTok is not working today 2022?

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Original story (published on July 10, 2021) follows:

TikTok is among the most popular video-sharing platform owned by ByteDance. While the said service has seen its fair share of ups and downs, many people continue to use it across the globe.

A huge user base like that of TikTok’s requires some maintenance, however, bugs and issues are still inevitable.

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TikTok Android app

These bugs and issues can be widespread or user-specific, maybe caused by an outage or maintenance downtime, but the fact remains, they spoil the user experience.

Many issues like TikTok not loading or opening, network error, freezing or crashing, and video not working can be fixed by generic troubleshooting.

This involves clearing the TikTok app cache and data, restarting the device, and reinstalling the app.

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However, there are times when such simple workarounds don’t resolve the issues. In such cases, users might want to check and provide the required permissions like background data usage and more to TikTok.

It is natural for TikTok users to run into the aforementioned issues as they are usually caused by over-accumulation of cache, faulty update, or device-specific problems.

Updating the TikTok app also helps to resolve many issues as app updates usually bring along bug fixes.

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Some of the less common workarounds involve tweaking a third-party application which, in most cases, is Android System WebView.

If none of the aforementioned workarounds fix TikTok, it is advisable to update Android System WebView or uninstall its updates.

All in all, users might keep running into issues with TikTok and while there will always be many generic solutions, there can also be some uncommon ones at times.

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That said, we will keep an eye out for problems that might prevent TikTok from working properly or all together and update this story as and when we get new information.

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Update 1 (September 17)

12:05 pm (IST): TikTok support confirmed that they are aware that some users were facing issues with the app several hours ago.

However, the team has apparently been working on a fix and the issues should no longer be affecting users.

We’re aware that some people experienced app issues earlier today. We’ve been working on a fix, and your experience should be returning to normal soon (Source)

Update 2 (October 18)

10:18 am (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter as well as Downdetector indicate that TikTok is currently down or not working for many users.

So we all tried uploading videos at the same time huh #tiktokdown (Source)

Everybody running to Twitter to see if TikTok is down #tiktokdown #tiktok (Source)

Is it just me or is tiktok down? (Source)

Update 3 (October 21)

12:59 pm (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter and Downdetector indicate that many TikTok users are facing issues with the app. Reports suggest that TikTok is down and not working for people around the world.

tiktok is totally down right. like that’s not just me (Source)

wtf am i supposed to go on now that tiktok is down. youtube shorts? igtv? hell no (Source)

After refreshing, reopening, restarting Tiktok 918 times i can confirm, its down. (Source)

Update 4 (November 02)

01:00 pm (IST): Reports on Downdetector indicate that a section of TikTok users are facing issues with the application. However, the outage does not seem to be widespread.

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Update 5 (November 03)

10:47 am (IST): Some TikTok users are still facing issues with the application. Most reports indicate that users are getting the Network error message which indicates that something might be wrong with the servers.

I had the network issue so i deleted tiktok (meaning i lost all my drafts) to fix it and now it says time out error, has any of yours fixed? (Source)

@TikTokSupport I am getting a “Network Error” whenever I open the TikTok app. I cannot even report a bug through the app. How can I contact support center for this? (Source)

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Update 6 (November 12)

07:47 pm (IST): TikTok is down and not working as of writing this. Following are some of the reports:

tiktok is down so i’m watching reels and holy shit it’s like being on straight tiktok all over again this is MISERABLE
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Me running to twitter since tiktok is down #TikTok #tiktokdown
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Downdetector also confirms the outage.

08:26 pm (IST): TikTok seems to be back up and running for some users, however, others continue to get connection errors.

Okay TikTok is working again see ya later losers (Source)

It’s working again, almost had to socialize with people IRL 😩 (Source)

There’s still no official word on the outage.

Update 7 (January 12, 2022)

03:13 pm (IST): Several users are now reporting that TikTok is down or not working for them. Spike in the reports on Downdetector also indicates that there is indeed something wrong with the application.

However, unfortunately, the support team has not yet acknowledged this issue and we will update the space down below as and when anything new on this matter comes up, so stay tuned.

Update 8 (March 10, 2022)

06:55 pm (IST): Multiple user reports on Twitter now suggest that TikTok is currently down or not working for many. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.

Update 9 (March 11, 2022)

06:28 pm (IST): The recent issue with TikTok is now seemingly resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Twitter and Downdetector.

Update 10 (March 18, 2022)

09:05 am (IST): Fresh reports indicate that TikTok is down and not working for users around the world. Many have taken to Twitter to report that they are unable to use the app.

Furthermore, Downdetector also indicates that TikTok is going through an outage. At the time of this update, we’ve not come across any official acknowledgment.

04:36 pm (IST): Reports from Twitter and Downdetector earlier today that TikTok was not working for some have since declined, suggesting the issue has likely been fixed.

Update 11 (March 26, 2022)

12:43 pm (IST): It appears that TikTok is currently down or not working for many. And users have taken to Twitter and Downdetector to raise their complaints.

07:01 pm (IST): It appears that the outage with TikTok is now resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Twitter and Downdetector.

Update 12 (March 28, 2022)

10:58 am (IST): It appears that TikTok is currently facing an outage. Many users have taken to Twitter to report that TikTok is currently down or not working. Moreover, the spike of reports on Downdetector also suggests the same.

Update 13 (March 31, 2022)

10:01 am (IST): The recent issue with TikTok is now seemingly resolved as we didn’t come across any fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector.

Update 14 (April 01, 2022)

09:25 am (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, TikTok was recently down or not working for some users. However, it appears that things have returned to normal as the number of reports on Downdetector have diminished.

Update 15 (April 22, 2022)

03:56 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter now suggest that Tiktok is again down or not working for many. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.

Update 16 (April 23, 2022)

06:43 pm (IST): It seems that the recent outage with TikTok has been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Downdetector.

Update 17 (May 24, 2022)

10:59 am (IST): Many users are now reporting that TikTok is down or not working for them. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also convey the same.

Update 18 (May 26, 2022)

09:30 am (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with TikTok has now been resolved.

Update 19 (May 27, 2022)

01:03 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter (1, 2) and Downdetector indicate that TikTok is again down or not working for many.

Update 20 (May 30, 2022)

08:45 am (IST): It appears that many people are facing issues with TikTok as they aren’t able to comment or some say that the videos don’t load. Reports on Downdetector also indicate that TikTok is undergoing an outage.

12:58 pm (IST): It seems that the recent outage with TikTok has been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Downdetector.

Update 21 (September 15, 2022)

03:00 pm (IST): TikTok is currently down and not working for users around the world. We’re seeing fresh reports pile up on Twitter.

According to many users, the app opens, and videos may load, however, it quickly glitches out and then crashes. Others say that it just gets stuck on a loading screen.

Apart from that, Downdetector, a service outage tracker, also indicates that TikTok is facing some issues.

07:32 pm (IST): The recent outage with TikTok appears to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Downdetector. However, TikTok is yet to issue any official statement.

09:10 pm (IST): It appears that the problem still persists for some users. Reports on Twitter indicate that the app is still glitching out and crashing.

is tiktok down rn?💀 I tried to post my new banter edit but it keeps glitching out (Source)

tiktok crashing on ios 16 is a sign that you guys should get off that app and touch some grass (Source)

Fortunately, the issue doesn’t appear to be as widespread as it was earlier.

Update 22 (September 16, 2022)

02:18 pm (IST): The recent outage with TikTok appears to have been completely resolved for all users as there aren’t any fresh reports on Downdetector.

Update 23 (November 01, 2022)

09:05 pm (IST): Recent reports on Twitter indicate that users are facing issues with the app as it’s not loading or is down. Some even say that the app keeps crashing.

So #tiktokdown explains this💀 (Source)

Tiktok down in Lebanon #tiktok (Source)

Update 24 (November 08, 2022)

09:05 pm (IST): According to reports (1, 2), TikTok server issues are currently causing DMs and Comments to be unavailable for many users.

Comments are not available bc tiktok is down
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why tiktok down again 🙄🙄
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Update 25 (November 9, 2022)

01:02 pm (IST): Multiple reports on Twitter and Downdetector suggest that TikTok is currently down or not working for many.

NOTE: There are more such stories in our dedicated TikTok section so be sure to go through it.

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