Twitter users experiencing difficulty in posting tweets in numerous parts of the world

Twitter users experiencing difficulty in posting tweets in numerous parts of the world
The Siliconreview
19 May, 2017

One of the most popular online news and social networking service ‘Twitter’ appears to be down as several users, including Gadgets 360 staff, are facing issues posting tweets on the social network. The issues that are distressing the Web interface, mobile website, TweetDeck, as well as the Android and iOS apps. Third party apps like TweetBot also emerge to be affected.

The messages that are appearing when users trying to post a tweet on the website or apps are "Internet server error" to "Sorry, We did something wrong" and "Tweet not sent. We're sorry, we weren't able to send your Tweet. Would you like to retry or save this Tweet in drafts?"

And, those who are trying a variety of tabs of the Web interface also report being greeted by an error message, as seen above – "Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon."

Crowd sourcing-based downtime tracking website Down Detector reports a chief point in reported problems at around 10:30am IST, and its live outage map at the time of writing this article show error reports from several parts of the world, including the US, India, Europe, and Japan.

Around 70 percent of the issues that are reported are being faced by Twitter website users, while 21 percent are report issues via the Android app, and 8 percent are reporting issues via the iPad app, Down Detector indicates.

The downfall of Twitter services follows recent outages by Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp. The anger and frustration voiced by users is quite evident as a wide number of people use these services and they get frustrated when it goes down.