March 20, 2023


Technology Room

Most individuals can tweet once more, however Twitter nonetheless has points

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Twitter seems to be recovering from having technical points that prevented folks from tweeting, although problems with DMs, and accessing TweetDeck are nonetheless seemingly persisting. Downdetector reports that the issues began round 4:30PM ET, and the unfettered capacity to tweet got here again round an hour and a half later.

The company has said it’s conscious of the prevailing points, and is engaged on fixing them.

Tweets had been seen throughout the partial outage, however a number of Verge workers members received a message saying that they had been “over the each day restrict for sending Tweets” when attempting to put up or retweet another person’s put up. Some Twitter customers stated had been in a position to work across the error by scheduling tweets sooner or later.

There are nonetheless some points with the service. I’m at the moment unable to reliably use DMs or notifications, comply with new accounts, or use TweetDeck. Going to reveals a log-in button (it shouldn’t, on condition that I’m already logged in on Twitter), and clicking on it simply blanks out the display screen earlier than refreshing the web page.

It’s at the moment unclear what triggered the problems — reportedly even Twitter engineers aren’t positive what occurred but, according to The Information. The report says that it’s been recommended a change led to internet requests being misdirected. Musk reportedly despatched out an e mail to Twitter staff asking them to pause work on new options “in favor of maximizing system stability and robustness, particularly with the Tremendous Bowl arising.”

That is taking place as Twitter’s doubtless gearing up for a giant change. Final week, the corporate introduced that it’d principally be turning off free entry for its API beginning tomorrow, and making modifications to a core system may have unintended penalties. Through the partial outage, nevertheless, the Twitter Dev account introduced that the present free tier would get to stay till February thirteenth. It additionally shared a couple of particulars on

Replace Wednesday February eighth, 6:27PM ET: Up to date to replicate that you could as soon as once more ship tweets.

Replace Wednesday February eighth, 7:27PM ET: Up to date so as to add Twitter’s announcement concerning the free API tier and Musk’s request for Twitter staff to pause improvement.

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