Twitter faces Global Outage and is now Back up
One of the most popular micro-blogging sites, Twitter was down early this morning as reported by many users globally. This happened at around 12:30 PM when most Kenyans were asleep and probably were not affected. About one and a half hours later, Twitter seemed to be getting back to normal for most users, and now the service is fully restored after the Outage.
“We know people are having trouble Tweeting and using Twitter,” the company said in a statement. “We’re working to fix this issue as quickly as possible. We’ll share more when we have it and Tweet from @TwitterSupport when we can – stay tuned.”
The outage initially started at around 5:30 p.m. ET (12:30 AM local time), reported the Verge and is Twitter’s biggest outage since February, which let users come with a novel workaround by scheduling tweets. That didn’t work early this morning. However, sending direct messages was the only thing working during today’s outage.
Twitter has been down for many of you and we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone.
We had some trouble with our internal systems and don’t have any evidence of a security breach or hack.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 15, 2020
This comes after the social network giant faced another outage back in July that was described as an internal hack that hit the accounts of famous people in the world including former USA president Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Elon Musk.
Twitter then added in a statement that the cause appeared to be “internal system error that affected most of the servers” and not a “security breach or hack” and they are currently investigating all internal causes.