Twitter is currently experiencing an outage that is affecting users worldwide. The outage began earlier today and is ongoing as of this writing.
Thousands of Twitter users have reported problems with the social media platform this afternoon. Over 4,000 people have complained of issues on the Down Detector site, including the inability to retrieve tweets, missing timelines, and followers disappearing.
It is not clear what the cause of the problems is or how long they will last. The company has yet to comment. Reports of the Twitter outage began on Down Detector at 1519hrs and have continued throughout the day.
Users have reported receiving the message ‘rate-limit exceeded’ on their For You page, a page usually consisting of non-stop personal, curated content.
Three hours later, the same issues persist and users are getting frustrated.
Some wrote on Down Detector “I can’t believe how long this has been going on for now,” and “This is just getting beyond a joke now.”