If you’re getting an error message when you try to sign into Twitter, you may not be alone.
Twitter says there was a service issue on Aug. 15. At 9:04 p.m. central time in the United States on Aug. 15, Twitter support tweeted that some people might be having issues with Twitter. “We’re working on a fix, stay tuned!” said the message.
In an hour, Twitter said the problem was fixed:
Various sites track Twitter service issues, often by tallying user feedback on their sites. You can check some of them out here:
Down Right Now monitors social media service issues. “Likely Service Disruption,” the site said at 9:15 p.m. on Aug. 15 for Twitter. Down Right Now measures website service outages by “combining user reports and official announcements to tell you when there’s service trouble.”
You can also check Down Detector. Down Detector had 1,720 reports of problems with Twitter late on the evening of Aug. 15.
Twitter has had outages before, most recently in July. However, don’t worry. They usually get fixed pretty quickly, and you will likely be back to tweeting in no time. However, no one likes to see that “something is technically wrong” message.
You can also check the site canadianoutages.com. It provides a heat map that shows geographic locations of outages.
Another place to check whether Twitter is up or down is located here.