X — the microblogging platform formerly known as Twitter — appears to be experiencing an outage, as thousands of users are reporting they are unable to access the service. Starting at around 11am, users took to a downtime tracking website to state that the service was not accessible, while other users are reporting that they cannot see posts on the platform. Gadgets 360 staffers were unable to view any posts on X when attempting to visit the microblogging platform’s web interface and mobile apps.
Downtime tracking service Downdetector had over 67,000 reports from users who said that X was not accessible on Thursday, while the Indian version of the website had over 4,800 reports with the same complaint. It is worth noting that at the time of publishing, Twitter’s API Status page shows “All Systems Operational”.
Some parts of X appear to be working normally on the site, such as the Trending topics section that shows hashtags that are currently trending in the same region as the user. However, clicking on these trending topics does not show any posts, and the feed appears empty, just like the main timeline that loads when you log in to X.
Visiting the Lists section also displays the names of various lists but clicking on them displays the message ” Waiting for posts. Posts from people in this List will show up here.” — the site is currently unable to display posts from any users, including the platform’s owner, Elon Musk.
On the other hand, Spaces continue to be working as usual, and a Gadgets 360 staffer was able to join one discussion about the service being unavailable. Direct messages are also visible and appear to be working normally on the platform.
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