On March 1, 2023, Twitter suffered a widespread outage that left millions of users unable to access their timelines and feeds. The outage began around 9:00 AM EST, and users from around the world reported issues with logging in, tweeting, and viewing their timelines. This comes just days after Twitter experienced a similar outage that lasted for several hours.
Twitter acknowledged the outage on their official status page, stating that they were aware of the issue and working to resolve it. The company also tweeted from their support account, informing users that they were aware of the issue and were working to fix it.
The cause of the outage is unknown, but some users reported that they were able to access their accounts using third-party apps or the Twitter mobile app. Others reported that they were unable to access their accounts at all, and that the issue persisted even after several hours.
This is not the first time that Twitter has experienced an outage. The social media platform has suffered multiple outages in the past, including a major one in 2020 that lasted for several hours. In that instance, the outage was caused by an internal configuration change.
Twitter has become an essential platform for communication and news dissemination for millions of users around the world. The outage is a reminder of the fragility of online services and the importance of having backup plans. Twitter is yet to provide any further information regarding the cause of the outage, but users can expect updates on their official status page and support account.