PSA: It's not you, Twitter on the web is down

Twitter logo
Twitter logo (Image credit: Twitter)

What you need to know

  • The Twitter website isn't loading.
  • We're not even seeing the fabled fail whale.
  • We've had to do some work instead.

Don't worry, it's not just you. Twitter really is down, at least on the web. Thankfully the Twitter apps and API don't appear to be affected, however.

It looks like problems are just starting to pop up with multiple people around the world taking to to confirm the outage. We've also confirmed that we can't get anything to load in both the UK and United States.

Twitter outage

Twitter outage (Image credit:

We'll be sure to update this should things change. Hopefully this will be a shortlived thing!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.