No, it’s not your WiFi.
Twitter was down Monday afternoon after hundreds of users began reporting that hyperlinks and images were not working on the site.
The redirect link service of social media platforms, t.cois probably the cause of the malfunction.
Wow twitter is down for someone else all the likes are so crazy no idea how that happens haha
– PFT Commenter (DC Defenders 3-0) (@PFTCommenter) March 6, 2023
Around the start of the year, there were a lot of overheated talks that Twitter was about to fail. Welp, it was about three months before the first really massive technical glitch.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) March 6, 2023
You can’t post images to Twitter right now, probably because the site’s URL shortener/redirection service (https://t.co/lxSJ4DFhQA) is off the air. I don’t want to be controversial, but I don’t think this is good for https://t.co/KFR89a1fA2.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 6, 2023
The company confirmed the issues just after noon EST on Monday via its Twitter support account, attributing the outages to an “internal change that had some unintended consequences.”
According to down detector8,378 users had reported issues with the social media platform as of 11:57 a.m. EST.
Users who clicked links in Tweets received API errors telling them that their “API code does not include access to this endpoint” and that they were unable to access external content.
Twitter has not specified what exact issues it is referring to through its Twitter Support account.
“Since Twitter,” “Oh Twitter,” and #TwitterDown were all trending globally on Monday.
Twitter also crashed in February when users tried to post new messages and received an error message that read, “You have exceeded the daily limit for sending tweets.” At the time, other users commented that they could no longer follow new users or see an updated list of their followers.