The app crashes for the second time in a WEEK
Twitter is experiencing technical problems for the second time in a week.
According to DownDetector, the problems started around 16:30 GMT on Monday and are affecting more than 4,000 users worldwide.
Frustrated users are complaining of problems viewing photos or posting links on the platform, but the cause of the problem remains unclear.
Elon Musk’s company suffered a three-hour outage earlier this month.
DownDetector collects outage reports from multiple sources, including social media and mobile apps.
Just over 4,000 reports were logged this afternoon, with 80 percent of people reporting issues with the website, 13 percent with the app, and 7 percent with server connectivity issues.
According to NetBlocks, Twitter is experiencing international slowdowns and outages affecting image and video content.
Those who can access the platform from mobile and desktop will see blank images where photos should be.
MailOnline tried to post a photo on Twitter and only saw a blank brown square in the post.
There were also problems posting working links to websites.
One Twitter user posted a photo with the caption: “Twitter down bro? That’s literally all I can see… the sh*t won’t even load pictures or videos, Elon stop ruining the app.
Another said: “I just use the opportunity to publish my files.”
MailOnline contacted Twitter for comment, although there has been no response from the company’s communications department since Musk fired staff last fall.
On March 1, Twitter experienced a three-hour outage just days after Elon Musk laid off another 200 employees.
Since Musk started running Twitter, outages have been on the rise, suggesting that there aren’t enough people to fix the problems.
According to NetBlocks data, the site experienced at least four widespread outages in February alone, compared to a total of nine in 2022.
Musk’s latest layoffs have reduced Twitter’s workforce to less than 2,000 — a sharp drop from the 7,500 employed when the billionaire took over in October.
On Sunday, Musk tweeted: “Hope you have a great Sunday. The first day of the rest of his life.
A timeline of Elon Musk’s eventful time on Twitter so far
October 27: Musk is officially the new owner of Twitter, tweeting that “the bird is free.”
November 1: Musk confirms plans to modify Twitter’s ‘Blue Tick’ verification system for a reduced subscription fee of $8 per month.
November 4: Musk is reportedly laying off half of Twitter’s workforce in a cost-cutting measure, saying he has “no other choice.”
November 9: Musk launches “Twitter Blue,” a subscription service that checks accounts for a monthly fee.
November 11: Twitter Blue is suspended because accounts have purchased verification and are using it to impersonate brands and public figures.
November 12: Musk fires 80 percent of Twitter entrepreneurs without warning.
November 15: Musk fires employees who posted negatively about him on business messaging app Slack. The lawsuit between Musk and Twitter was dismissed.
November 16: Twitter workers say they must sign a pledge to keep their roles, where they would “work long hours at high intensity” or receive three months of severance, resulting in a mass exodus.
November 18: A news report was projected onto Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, calling Musk a “space Karen,” a “mediocre kid,” and a “bankruptcy baby.”
November 23: A Twitter user reported that 5.4 million phone numbers and email addresses were leaked on the dark web before his account was suspended.
November 26: The Financial Times revealed that 50 of the platform’s top 100 advertisers have paused their ads.
November 29: Platformer reported that Twitter is in the process of restoring approximately 62,000 banned accounts, each with more than 10,000 followers.
December 12: Twitter Blue is relaunching with the new Blue Tick review process.
January 11: Twitter automatically redirects users to the “For You” tab – its algorithmic feed of tweets – every time they open the app.
February 8: Twitter expands character limit to 4,000 for Twitter Blue subscribers in the US. Shortly thereafter, the site experiences technical difficulties.
February 25: Twitter has announced more layoffs, dropping its workforce to under 2,000 — a sharp drop from the 7,500 employed when the billionaire took over in October.