Twitter is back after a brief outage (updated)

If only the Fail Whale were still around.

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Kris Holt
July 11, 2019 3:07 PM
In this article: gear, internet, outage, services, twitter
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Twitter is back online for some people after being down for an hour or so Thursday afternoon. Tweets weren't loading in the app or on desktop for several Engadget editors, while Down Detector had a massive spike in outage reports.

Twitter outage

Twitter said the outage was due to "an internal system change" and it's fixing the issue. It said everything should be up and running again soon.

Update 11/7/2019 4:13 PM ET: Added Twitter's statement about the issue and to note it's back online for some people.

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Twitter is back after a brief outage (updated)