Twitter suffers one of worst ever outages

Twitter suffers one of worst ever outages

As Twitter suffered one of its worst, worldwide outages in its 10-year history on Tuesday, millions of users could not access their feeds for several hours.

In India and many countries, users of the social networking site were greeted with a message that said: “Something is technically wrong.” The hashtag #twitterdown trended, as the Twitterati turned to Facebook to vent their frustration.

Besides India, total outages on the website were also reported from South Africa, Brazil, the Philippines, Nigeria, Uganda, Russia and the UK. However, the mobile site was accessible randomly on the Android and iOS platforms to even users in India.

During the outage, error messages claimed that the network was both “over capacity” and suffering an “internal error” both on desktop and mobile.

Twitter confirmed the outage and stated it was working to fix the issue. In Bengaluru, the website was mostly inaccessible between 4 pm to 6 pm, before normalcy was restored.

Twitter had been hit by another outage for Indian users on Monday. Over the past few months, the site has been experiencing disruptions.

The last major outage was reported on January 15. Desperate to stay relevant in the hyper social era, Twitter had recently been in the news for a proposal to increase characters from 140 to 10,000. However, this had met with stiff resistance from most users.