Twitter Outage Affects Social Network and News Timelines Worldwide

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The social network and new timeline network Twitter experienced disruptions for many users January 18 and January 19, 2016. Some desktop/laptop web visitors are being greeted by an error page, while mobile app users are being alerted that, “Tweets aren’t loading right now. Please tap to retry.” Twitter appeared to functioning normally by about 8:00 a.m. CST on January 19, 2016.

Desktop Twitter Error Page

Something is technically wrong.
Thanks for noticing—we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon

— Twitter

Mobile users are also unable to read or post tweets to the network. Embedded Tweets and embedded Timelines are functioning partially, with some timelines not displaying any Tweets, and some Timelines displaying Tweets with broken images. Twitter has over 300 million active members.

Twitter has reported that the company is aware of the issue and is working toward a resolution.

Outage information is available at, where service issues are announced.

Recent status updates include the following …

Service Issue 8 minutes ago (January 19, 2016 ~7:39 AM CST)
Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.

Service issue 18 hours ago (January 18, 2016 ~4:50 PM CST)
Between 06:23AM and 06:33AM PST some users were experiencing issues accessing Twitter via mobile and web.

This issue has now been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Previous issues involving disruptions were reported 3 days ago and 2 months ago.

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