Mumbai, October 2: Social media site Twitter and its sharing tool TweetDeck briefly went down on Wednesday morning, giving users across the world a harrowing time. A large number of users mostly majorly in Canada and Japan faced the faced trouble tweeting and sharing. However, users in India too were unable to post anything or receive any notification on the micro-blogging site. Twitter has said that it is aware of the issues and is investigating the issue.
People were unable to tweet and receive tweets, which seems like a global outage. A tweet by Twitter Support stated, "We've been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck. You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We're currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon".
Also, users in India using Tweetdeck faced issue since Wednesday morning as they were redirected to Twitter's standard screen after they attempted to log in on TweetDeck. Users faced issues logging into TweetDeck, with notifications that stated “TweetDeck no longer has permission to access your main account. You will be logged out to prevent unauthorized access.”
Here's the tweet:
We've been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck. You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We're currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 2, 2019
According to several users, they could not check the notifications and also were not able to post any media. The explore section went blank (not showing up at all), news and trending sections were shown empty. According to a report by IANS, Twitter and TweetDeck went down for a large number of users mostly in Canada and Japan, though in India it is working fine. More than 4,000 reports of the outage has been received from Japan, Canada as reported by outage monitoring website Outage, The Sun reported.
In August, users of the micro-blogging site experienced a sudden outage of services in India. The services in India were restored after the social media site reported major outage. A Twitter spokesperson said, “Some people in India briefly experienced issues accessing Twitter due to a network issue impacting Android. We have resolved the problem and the service is running again.”
In July, the micro-blogging site had experienced a sudden outage of services after users were unable to see tweets and the timeline is showing an error message "Cannot retrieve tweets at this time. Please try again later."