Many Twitter users reported problems on the microblogging site on Friday morning.
Many users said that they are unable to log into the website. A popup that says “Something went wrong, but don’t worry – try again” appears when the feed page first loads.
“I’m unable to access Twitter and getting an error prompt…something went wrong, but don’t worry — let’s give it another shot. Try again,” wrote one social media user.
Reportedly, the outage started around 3 am and saw a relatively large spike around 7 am.
Elon Musk took control of Twitter and fired its top executives last week.
He also started mass layoffs today. According to an unsigned internal memo seen by The Verge, Twitter employees were notified by email that the layoffs were about to begin.
Employees will receive an email by 9 AM PST on Nov. 4 confirming whether they’ve been laid off, according to the internal memo, which also says that employee badge access to Twitter’s offices will be “temporarily” disabled.
“We recognize this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether you are affected or not,” the memo read.
“Thank you for abiding by Twitter’s policies that prohibit you from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere.”
Musk has already hinted that he will cut jobs at Twitter, telling employees at a town-hall meeting this summer that the social network needed to “rationalize the headcount.”
In April, Twitter accepted Musk’s offer to buy and take the social media service private. However, Musk soon began sowing doubts about his intentions to follow through on the deal, alleging that the company failed to adequately disclose the number of spam and fake accounts on the service.
In July, in a surprising turn of events, Musk, who had long shown interest in buying Twitter, called off the deal. The Tesla CEO did this by alleging that Twitter violated their mutual purchase agreement by misrepresenting the number of spam and fake bot accounts on their platform.
Twitter back after brief outage for some Indian users
Twitter suffered a brief outage for some Indian users on Friday morning and came back to life soon, as the new CEO Elon Musk prepared to sack several employees starting Friday.
Twitter on mobile was working fine but users on the desktop version had some troubles logging into the platform.
The Twitter website also went down for some users, with a message saying “Something went wrong, but don’t fret – let’s give it another shot”.
According to downdetector.com, a website that monitors online outages, 94 per cent users had issues with Twitter on Web, while just 6 per cent faced issues with the mobile platform.
In July, the micro-blogging platform suffered a mega outage as several users across the world had error messages like “this page is down”.
Several users also faced “over capacity” error messages across Twitter web, mobile and the TweetDeck app.
In March, Twitter users experienced difficulties accessing the platform on desktops as an outage was reported in Japan, India, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Twitter faced two mega outages in February as users were not able to post tweets for several minutes.