Some Twitter Inc. users experienced technical problems accessing the service through web browsers late Wednesday, in what appeared to be the first widespread outage since the company was taken over by Elon Musk two months ago.
Users who tried to login through their computer browsers on Wednesday were met with an error message. The Twitter Spaces tab, which allows users to join real-time conversations with others, on the mobile app version of the platform also wasn’t functioning. Other aspects of the Twitter app seemed to be working fine for users, including the ability to tweet.
“Error. Something went wrong, but don’t fret – it’s not your fault. Let’s try again,” a message on Twitter’s web-browser login page said. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Musk, asked on Twitter if there were service disruptions, tweeted “Works for me.” It wasn’t clear which Twitter function Musk used to send the message.
Downdetector, a website that tracks outages, said around 10,000 people had reported experiencing a Twitter outage on Wednesday evening, starting a little before 5 p.m. Pacific. The issues appeared to be resolved about two hours later.
An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.
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