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THOUSANDS of users reported outages on Thursday while using X, formerly known as Twitter.

According to Downdetector, problems began to spike just after 9.30am ET on Thursday.

One user said: "When you go to people's profiles it shows no tweets."

Another added: "Was working just fine then said has zero tweets and won’t load any tweets."

Over 5,600 users in the United States were reporting issues and over 2,400 in the United Kingdom.

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  • By Jennifer Korn

    X down for thousands

    Over 5,600 X, formerly known as Twitter users have flooded Downdetector to report issues with the platform.

    Most of the issues reported are with the app and website.

    One user said: "When you go to people's profiles it shows no tweets."

  • By Jennifer Korn

    Reports fall

    Issues reports on Downdetector have dropped to under 230.

    Users of X, formerly known as Twitter, are no longer flooding Downdetector with complaints.

  • By Jennifer Korn

    Users can't like tweets

    Multiple users have commented on Downdetector that they are unable to like tweets.

    One wrote: "Can't seem to like any tweets."

    Another commented: "can’t like anything, & all accounts have the 'tweets aren’t loading right now.'"

  • By Jennifer Korn

    Outage is widespread

    An outage map provided by Downdetector shows the outage is widespread across the United States.

    Outages are being reported across the countryCredit: Downdetector
  • By Jennifer Korn

    Most reported problems

    According to Downdetector, these are the most reported problems:

    • App (49 percent)
    • Website (41 percent)
    • Server connection (10 percent)

    X is down

    X, formerly known as Twitter, is experiencing outages, according to reports on Downdetector.

    Over 4,400 users flooded the platform to report issues.

    Reports continue to drop

    Reports have dipped below 300 after they were previously over 2,000 earlier today.

    Multiple users are claiming the platform is back up and working normally again.

    Reports drop

    Issue reports to Downdetector have dropped from over 2,300 to around 600.

    Some users are reporting that the platform is working again.

    However, others are still reporting that the issues are not resolved.

    Users share problems

    Multiple Twitter users flood Downdetector describing the issues they are dealing with.

    One X user commented: "You can post but the feed is not updating."

    Another wrote: "My tab on both phone and browser can't get new tweets but the Following tab is working. for now."

    • By Matthew Aquino

      UK heat outage map

      Multiple X users in the UK are also having issues with the popular social media app.

      UK outage mapCredit: Downdetector
    • By Jennifer Korn

      Users flood X

      Users of X, formerly known as Twitter, have taken to the platform to ask if it's down.

    • By Matthew Aquino

      Heat outage map

      Below are where users are experiencing the most issues with the popular app X, formerly known as Twitter in North America.

      Heat outage map for X
    • By Matthew Aquino

      Most reported problems

      Below are the most reported problems users are experiencing with X, formerly known as Twitter.

      Most reported problems with XCredit: Downdetector
    • By Matthew Aquino

      X is down

      More than 2,000 X, formerly known as Twitter users have reported issues on the popular social media app, per Downdetector.

    • By Carsen Holaday

      Verified vs Blue checkmarks

      You can tell Verified and Blue checkmarks apart by tapping on the icon on a profile.

      This will reveal if a checkmarked user has paid for their icon, or if it's been awarded by the Twitter verification team.

      Twitter Blue is currently only available on iOS in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

    • By Carsen Holaday

      How Twitter Blue verification works

      Twitter Blue verification is not like regular verification.

      An officially Verified account means Twitter's team has vetted a person, and deems them important enough – or at such significant risk of impersonation – to authenticate their profile.

      This is usually reserved for key figures in news, entertainment, politics or other important industries.

      A Verified account is signified with a blue checkmark on their profile and tweets.

      With Twitter Blue, you get the same blue checkmark, but you won't actually have been "verified".

      That means it's possible that accounts that impersonate others can have a blue checkmark – although this would be against Twitter rules if not declared "parody," ultimately resulting in a ban.

    • By Carsen Holaday

      What is Twitter Blue?

      Twitter Blue is a premium subscription service that bundles in bonus features on the app.

      Since Elon Musk took over the app, features have been coming and going at lightning speed.

      Right now, you'll pay $8 monthly or $7 a month for the annual plan of the Twitter Blue membership if you get it on the website browser. If you get it on the app, Twitter Blue costs $11 a month.

      It's totally optional: regular Twitter remains free at this stage.

      You'll get a blue checkmark, which looks identical to the one applied to Verified accounts.

    • By Carsen Holaday

      Outage resolved in UK

      Less than 10 users in the United Kingdom are still reporting issues with X, according to Downdetector.

      Around 7pm, over 3,000 UK users reported problems with the website.

    • By Carsen Holaday

      Outage resolved in UK

      Less than 10 users in the United Kingdom are still reporting issues with X, according to Downdetector.

      Around 7pm, over 3,000 UK users reported problems with the website.

    • By Carsen Holaday

      Hundreds still reporting problems

      Hundreds of X users are still reporting issues with the website, according to Downdetector.

      As of midnight ET, over 250 users are still experiencing problems.

    • By Sophie Gable

      Elon Musk’s takeover of X, continued

      Elon Musk said in a statement after dissolving the former Twitter board: "There has been much speculation about why I bought Twitter and what I think about advertising. Most of it has been wrong."

      "The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence.

      "There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right-wing and far left-wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society."

      He went on to criticize "traditional media" and claim that the "relentless pursuit of clicks" had a negative effect on users.

    • By Sophie Gable

      Elon Musk's takeover of X

      Elon Musk's Twitter takeover began on October 27, 2022, after he bought the company for $44billion, which was $2.5billion less than the original deal due to decreased Twitter stocks.

      The Tesla founder wasted no time getting to work, and within a week, he had fired former CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal policy, trust, and safety, according to The Washington Post.

      He also dissolved the entire Twitter board, which made him the "sole director" of the site.

    • By Sophie Gable

      Explaining the meaning behind X

      Elon Musk explained the name change in July.

      He explained in a tweet: "Twitter was acquired by X Corp both to ensure freedom of speech and as an accelerant for X, the everything app. This is not simply a company renaming itself, but doing the same thing."

      "The Twitter name made sense when it was just 140 character messages going back and forth – like birds tweeting – but now you can post almost anything, including several hours of video.

      "In the months to come, we will add comprehensive communications and the ability to conduct your entire financial world. The Twitter name does not make sense in that context, so we must bid adieu to the bird."

    • By Sophie Gable

      More on the Twitter rebrand

      Elon Musk rebranded Twitter by adding direct messaging limits, a new verification system, and an entirely new logo.

      "And soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds," he wrote on July 23, 2023, the same day that users started noticing the new X logo.

      "It should have been done a long time ago, sorry it took so long," he added.

      In a July 24 Twitter post, Musk revealed the reason for the rebranding.

    • By Sophie Gable

      Outages back over 200

      X outages have been inconsistent dropping from over 15,000 reports to just 100 in less than an hour.

      Reports have increased but are still under 300, per Downdetector.

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