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Twitter is down for tons of people right now (updated)

Tons of users are reporting issues with the social platform.

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UPDATE 8/9/2022 3:24 PM ET: Twitter is now working on both mobile and desktop again. The company said it made an internal systems change that didn’t go as planned. The original story follows below.

Twitter is having a moment, and the service is reportedly down for tons of people right now.

According to Downdetector, there has been 31,542 user reports that the social media platform is down as of 2:20 PM EST. In our testing, it looks like the problems are affecting both and the mobile app.

The issues seem pretty extensive, with many users not being able to open up the platform at all.

Twitter down 8/9/2022
Screenshot: Downdetector

The Twitter API status page currently doesn’t show any issues on the company’s end, so exactly what’s causing the outage is unclear.

In the meantime, people have taken to the Downdetector comment section as their new social platform.

It’s full of colorful comments, with one user writing, “twitter is dead we’re finally free.” Another shares the same sentiment, writing, “the world just got happier all of a sudden.”

Twitter seems to be aware of the issue and recently shared that it’s working on a fix. “Twitter may not be loading for some of you –– we’re working on a fix to get you back to your timelines ASAP,” the company wrote in a tweet.

Twitter followed up with another tweet roughly an hour later, claiming to have fixed the issue.

“We fixed it,” the company wrote in a tweet. “We made an internal systems change that didn’t go as planned and have rolled it back. Twitter should now be loading as expected. Sorry about that!”

The outage was pretty significant, so it’s good to see Twitter taking care of this issue as quickly as possible. We’ll continue to update this post with any additional information.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at

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