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Is Twitter down for you? You aren't the only one

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What you need to know

  • Some people are reporting that Twitter is unavailable.
  • The Twitter website is experiencing issues and users are unable to see tweets.

If you're finding that you can't get your daily — or minutely! — Twitter fix, you aren't alone. A number of people are reporting issues right now.

A quick glance at Downdetector shows that people have been experiencing issues with Twitter for some time now, with people reporting that they are unable to access the Twitter website.

Twitter Downdetector June

Twitter Downdetector June (Image credit: Downdetector)

Downdetector also notes that some other services are having timely problems, although it doesn't yet appear that a wider internet issue is being experienced. Sometimes problems like this precede wider issues relating to web infrastructure at large, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. At least right now!

Twitter Doesnt Exist Screenshot

Twitter Doesnt Exist Screenshot (Image credit: iMore)

Thankfully, Twitter is normally pretty good at getting its service back under control so we can cross our fingers and hope that whatever is awry right now, won't be for long! Our testing would suggest that using third-party apps to access Twitter works best right now, with Tweetbot (opens in new tab) being one of the best iPhone apps around.

All eyes will of course now be on Elon Musk to see what his thoughts on the outage are. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is still in the midst of a hostile takeover of the social network and he has already been outspoken about the company's failings in recent weeks. An outage is unlikely to have passed him by and any comment could be swift and severe!

This story is developing, check back for updates ...

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.