Again, Twitter is experiencing issues that prevent users from sending tweets or loading those of others in their feeds.
Approximately 2,000 users have reported problems with the app and website to the online outage tracker Down Detector.
Since Elon Musk assumed control of the company a year ago, Twitter has encountered an increasing number of problems, which many attribute to the fact that he has fired a large number of employees, including engineers.
Today’s outage is particularly unfortunate for the platform, given the recent launch of Threads by Meta, a direct competitor.
Some users who could post quipped about abandoning Twitter for Threads, which has more than 100 million users.
What exactly are Threads?
Threads are highly comparable to Twitter. Posts are limited to 500 characters and may contain links, photos, and videos of up to five minutes in duration.
When you sign up for the program, you can choose to follow the same accounts you already follow on Instagram.
Your feed on Threads includes threads posted by people you follow and “recommended content from new creators you haven’t discovered yet—similar to the “For You” tab on Twitter.
Who can view your own posts is determined by the privacy settings on your profile. You can choose who can reply to a thread that you initiate. People with permission can reply to your posts and also like, share, quote, and repost your content. You can link your threads to other platforms and share them on your Instagram Story.
By tapping the three-dot menu, you can unfollow, block, restrict, or report a profile on Threads, and any accounts you’ve barred on Instagram will also be blocked on Threads. You may also suppress particular words.
In a blog post, Instagram stated, “Our vision with Threads is to take what Instagram does best and extend it to text, creating a positive and creative space for you to express your thoughts. Similar to Instagram, you can follow and communicate with friends and creators who share your interests on Threads, including those you already follow on Instagram and others. Additionally, you can utilize our existing safety and user controls.