Is Twitter down? It definitely isn't looking too great!

Twitter (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Twitter is down for a ton of people.
  • DownDetector reports problems began around 12:13 pm ET.
  • Some people are reporting being unable to send or read tweets.

Update, Feb 11 (13:30 a.m. ET): Twitter's issue has been fixed.

Are you experiencing problems reading tweets and finding that you can't tweet to ask if it's just you? That's because it isn't and Twitter is down for a ton of people right now.

According to DownDetector, it appears that the problems began around 12:13 pm ET. Some people report that they are unable to send tweets while others say that their timelines aren't refreshing properly. At the time of writing the issue appears to be impacting both the Twitter website and its apps.

Twitter Outage Graph

Twitter Outage Graph (Image credit: iMore)

I've had some luck using third-party Twitter apps like Tweetbot so that might be something that's worth trying out if you're struggling to fill the void. Tweetbot is definitely one of the best iPhone apps for using Twitter alongside Twitteriffic and an App Store full of alternatives.

It doesn't look like it's just Twitter that's having problems, either? DownDetector shows that Amazon Web Services are also having problems right now — although it isn't immediately clear whether that's related to the problem Twitter is experiencing.

Update, Feb 11 (13:30 a.m. ET) ― Twitter says it has fixed the issue that caused the outage

Twitter's fixed!

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.