Twitter Is Down, Exhibits ‘Welcome to Twitter’ Message to Customers

A screenshot of the "Welcome to Twitter!" message. A Twitter outage didn't let people view new tweets.

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Twitter is down for 1000’s of customers this morning. When customers log in, they see a message that claims “Welcome to Twitter!” however are unable to see new posts.

Based on Downdetector, an outage monitoring service, customers started to report issues with Twitter at about 5 a.m. ET. After I first logged on, I assumed Twitter had by some means erased all the individuals I used to be following, however shortly realized that was not so once I went to my profile. A few of my Twitter lists labored and confirmed me new tweets, however others merely confirmed the identical “Welcome to Twitter!” message in the primary “For You” feed.

Twitter’s trending sidebar appeared to nonetheless be intact and confirmed that “Welcome to Twitter” and #TwitterDown was trending within the U.S. Clicking on the development enables you to see a few new tweets about Twitter being down, however all of the sudden stops after about exhibiting 20.

Some customers blamed Twitter CEO Elon Musk vicious layoffs for the outage, whereas others merely needed to know what was occurring. One Twitter consumer summed up the scenario completely:

“what do you imply ‘welcome to twitter’ I’ve on this hellsite since 2010,” @assasyngal wrote. Which, actually, similar.

Though the primary feed was tousled, you would nonetheless sort of use Twitter by navigating manually by the search bar or checking your notifications to see if anybody had responded to you. Regardless of the inconvenience, this incident highlights simply how a lot individuals depend upon the primary Twitter feed to make use of the app.

One attainable concept for the outage might be Musk’s insistence that individuals use Twitter lists extra. The billionaire has repeatedly reminded people who utilizing lists improves their expertise. He did so yesterday once more.

“Periodic reminder to strive utilizing Twitter Lists. Will enormously enhance your expertise,” Musk tweeted.

Anybody else assume that Musk requested the engineers left at Twitter to do one thing to encourage individuals to make use of lists and ended up with this? I’d positive wager a espresso on that.

Twitter not has a communications division to electronic mail for remark.

This story is growing.

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