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Some users report Twitter is down — it isn't just you!

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What you need to know

  • Some users report that Twitter is unavailable.
  • Twitter isn't down for everyone.

A number of people report that Twitter is currently down for them, with DownDetector showing that issues began around 8:45 AM ET.

DownDetector continues to show people reporting issues, with almost 13,000 reports at the time of writing.

Twitter Outage Map Downdetector August

Twitter Outage Map Downdetector August (Image credit: DownDetector)

However, during my testing, Twitter appears to be working fine across third and first-party apps, as is the web interface. I'm located in the UK however, so it's possible this may be a regional issue.

Twitter Downdetector Reports Aug

Twitter Downdetector Reports Aug (Image credit: DownDetector)

Twitter does often have these little blips, although service does normally resume within a few minutes — assuming a wider outage isn't at play. So far, other websites and services appear to be unaffected so this does seem to be a Twitter issue rather than something related to infrastructure.

Is Twitter working for you, or are you resorting to talking to your family, friends, and co-workers instead? Shout out in the comments and let us know!

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Oliver Haslam
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.