Following technical issues on Wednesday, some Twitter users were unable to post tweets.
"You are beyond the daily limit for sending Tweets," read the notice sent to account holders. Just before 22:00 GMT, the malfunction was reported by the outage-tracking website DownDetector. Since purchasing Twitter last October for $44 billion, Elon Musk has reduced the company's employees over the past few months.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX claimed last month that Twitter had roughly 2,300 employees, down from about 8,000 when he assumed the position. Experts have been cautioning against such drastic personnel reductions for months, although it is still unclear whether Wednesday's outage was caused by the lower staffing levels. Since several users reported being able to tweet, it appears that part of the outage was quickly resolved.
Some said that Twitter told them that they had exceeded the 2,400 tweets per day cap, even if they had not tweeted on Wednesday. Twitter messaging issues had also been reported by account owners. A dashboard that may be used with Twitter, TweetDeck, was not accessible, according to a number of users. It's unclear how many people were impacted at this time.