Twitter is back online after a short outage
Twitter was hit by a global outage that prevented thousands of users from accessing the social media platform. Many users have complained of seeing the “Cannot retrieve tweets” error message when they try to view or post tweets. Some users also reported seeing a “Rate limit exceeded error message.”
Addressing the outage, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said that they have “applied temporary limits” on their users.
To address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits:
– Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts/day
– Unverified accounts up to 600 posts/day
– New unverified accounts up to 300/day
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 1, 2023
However, Twitter has not yet provided any explanation for the cause of the problem. We will update this report as soon as we hear from them, so keep checking back for more information.
According to Down Detector, a website that tracks online service disruptions, over 4,000 reports of issues with Twitter have been logged so far.
Following the momentary outage, thousands of users took to the micro-blogging site to share their experiences. Some shared memes that showed Twitter chief Elon Musk busy working towards restoring the platform. Many of the tweets were hilarious posts that ranged from comical memes to the outage featuring popular K-pop stars and comedians.
Sorry. You are rate limited. Please try again in a few minutes.” That’s what I’m getting now. 🙃 #TwitterDown
— SamanthaM (@Sammy6170) July 1, 2023
— Em (@emmasaurustex) July 1, 2023
— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) March 1, 2023
The outage which was reported, however, was not witnessed by many users across the globe. Weat indianexpress.com faced the outage, however, colleagues stationed at nearby locations informed us that the platform was working fine. This outage seems to be limited to a certain geographical area.
This is the third time that the platform is facing an outage. On March 6, it was reported that Twitter experienced a ‘bevvy’ of glitches as links stopped working, some users were unable to log in and images were not loading for others. Similarly, on February 8, it was reported that many Twitter users found themselves unable to tweet, follow accounts or access their direct messages as the Elon Musk-owned platform experienced a slew of technical problems.