Is Twitter down? Issues, outages and errors explained

TWITTER is among the most popular social media networks where users can post and interact with messages known as "tweets".

On September 3, some users reported technical issues when attempting to run the app on their mobile devices.

Is Twitter down?

According to Downdetector, as of 9am September 3 – 81 percent of Twitter users have reported issues with the social media networks website.

11 percent of users have also reported an issue with Twitter on their mobile phones.

Meanwhile, eight percent of Twitterers are having difficulty logging into the platform.

At 8.44am, 278 users reported issues with Twitter on Downdetector.

At 9am, Downdetector tweeted: "User reports indicate Twitter is having problems since 9:01 AM EDT. http://downdetector.com/status/twitter/ RT if you're also having problems #Twitterdown."

One user who was able to reaccess the site said: "WTH MY TWITTER WENT DOWN FOR A SEC," while adding the loudly crying face emoji.

"Web site comes up, but the page is blank," said another user on Downdetector's website.

A third user shared: "Twitter is working but it's either extremely slow or I have to reload multiple times to get it to 'take'."

When else has Twitter been down?

There have been various problems and outages for Twitter in September so far.

Downdetector has reported the following issues with Twitter, including logging in through their website or on their mobile device:

  • September 1 at 6.33am
  • September 1 at 8.13pm
  • September 2 at 6.21am
  • September 2 at 4.29pm
  • September 9 at 9.01am

How can I check if Twitter is down?

Folks who want to check if their Twitter account is fully operating can try to log into their accounts.

If the message, "This page is down. I scream… You scream… We all scream… for us to fix this page. We'll stop making jokes and get things up and running soon," appears, then the site is down for you.

However, despite an uptick in outages, some users are not reporting any issues with Twitter and have full access to the site.

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