Elon Musk, Outages, Twitter

Twitter’s First Widespread Outage under Elon Musk’s Leadership

Twitter's First Widespread Outage under Elon Musk's Leadership

Twitter's First Widespread Outage under Elon Musk's Leadership

Twitter experienced an outage on Wednesday night, resulting in multiple users reporting issues accessing the platform through a web browser and receiving an error message stating “something went wrong.”

According to Downdetector, there have been nearly 10,000 reports of issues with the platform. While some users were still able to access Twitter, others received error messages stating that “something went wrong” and advising them to “try again.” It seems that the majority of those affected were using the website or a web-based browser to access the platform.

As the outage occurred, users began posting Tweets with the hashtag #TwitterDown, which trended in the United States. In response to the outage, Musk commented, “Works for me.”

It is unclear whether Musk was using the website or the app when he responded, but it is possible that he was using the app, which may not have been as severely impacted as the web-based platform.

During the outage, Twitter Spaces was also reported to be unavailable on the mobile app.

A short time after Musk made a response, he provided an update stating that there had been “significant backend server architecture changes,” and added “Twitter should feel faster.”

It seems that the outage was resolved after approximately three hours, as DownDetector reports returned to normal levels.