Twitter users globally have been experiencing issues when logging in, sharing tweets, clicking links, embedding tweets, and seeing images. Thousands of users have reported issues with the website, the app, and connecting to Twitter servers.
Those trying to click on links see error messages related to access to the Twitter API, including users being directed to the developer support website, which shows the same error.
In addition, images have stopped loading and some users report that the platform is no longer accessible.
Twitter has acknowledged the outage and claims to be working on it, but its API status page shows all systems as operational with no recent outages or maintenance incidents.
This outage follows another massive one last week where users worldwide reported issues using the website and mobile apps. Twitter announced last month that it would stop free access to the Twitter API from February 9th and switch to a paid basic tier.
The change mentioned in Elon Musk’s tweet today is part of this move by Twitter to block free access to the API.
It is unclear when the outage will be fixed, and users continue to report issues. Twitter’s reliance on the API is evident from the impact the outage is having on the platform.
The outage comes at a time when Twitter is undergoing significant changes, including the move to paid access to the API and the testing of a subscription service. With more people relying on Twitter for news, entertainment, and communication, outages like this can cause significant disruptions.
As Twitter works to resolve the outage and restore access to its platform, users are advised to be patient and seek alternatives where necessary.