Earlier today, several users have reported that the Twitter service was down. The accounts of many users were not available for them to get access for a couple of hours on Thursday morning. These users further stated that the company’s service was not available moderately.
Twitter service was down for around five hours. As per the website, the users further revealed that the different services on the web were also not available to access.
Twitter posted a tweet after acknowledging this crackdown,
“Profiles’ Tweets may not be loading for some of you on web and we’re currently working on a fix. Thanks for sticking with us!”
Downdetector, the online service monitoring tool reported a rise in user complaints at around 7 AM IST. The website further displayed that over 6,000 users have reported that they were not able to access the services of Twitter at the time.
Downdetector is a free web service that lets users inform the inaccessibility of services and websites, providing better understandings of when a service goes offline or is inaccessible.
Tweets should now be visible on profiles, but other parts of Twitter for web may not be loading for you. We're continuing to work on getting things back to normal.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 1, 2021
The microblogging fixed the problems with its service in three hours after recognizing the reports of users that they are not able to access profiles’ tweets. As per the Downdetector website, most of the users (about 93 percent) were unable to access the website. And these numbers jumped sharply to around 2,000 user reveals as Twitter started working to restore access.
At 9:07 AM the service published a tweet stating that people must be able to load tweets on user profiles. However, other services of Twitter were still not loading appropriately for a couple of users.
Twitter support eventually tweeted that the service was recovered at 10 AM. Nevertheless, users were have not yet been able to access the service for some hours subsequently. Eventually, users were able to access the website, the search work, and user profiles correctly at around 1 PM.
At the same time, Twitter announced a short while ago that it was adding up support for security keys to be included as the only form of two-factor authentication for user accounts.
This indicates that users are going to now be able to utilize a security key, like a YubiKey, to secure their Twitter accounts from phishing and hacking attacks. These security keys are considerably more safe than utilizing SMS for authentication. And Twitter users can ensure this feature immediately.