When Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram all went down, there was a massive outpouring of social media users(Facebook) racing to alternative platforms to keep posting and talking on social media most likely to mock Facebook, to be honest. So much that Twitter appears to be having issues as well.
The most popular doomsday watchlist Many people are reporting problems with Twitter on Downdetector, and our staff here at Digital Trends is having trouble loading tweets – both on the timeline and from individual links.
So far, the problem doesn’t appear to be widespread, and content normally loads after a few page refreshes, so we can hope this is just a blip and not the start of anything bigger.
While Facebook appears to be having serious server issues as a result of supposedly major DNS issues, Twitter appears to be experiencing a stutter as a result of a dramatic surge in usage. And you can bet that the Twitter staff is doing everything possible to ensure that the site remains up and running.
Sometimes more people than usual use Twitter. We prepare for these moments, but today things didn’t go exactly as planned. Some of you may have had an issue seeing replies and DMs as a result. This has been fixed. Sorry about that! 💙
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 4, 2021
Ironically, “Now Twitter” has started trending on Twitter because it has nowhere else to go. I’m not sure how much longer this can go on. Perhaps we can set up some conference calls to keep in touch.
This is a developing story