Twitter Down: Social media platform logs out users in Kenya

Some users of Twitter Inc complained about being logged out of their accounts at around 3 p.m. East African Time.

“Error…Something went wrong, but don’t fret — it’s not your fault. Let’s try again.”, was the message displayed repeatedly as ne tried to log back in.

Saturday morning, some users had experienced reply or quote tweets going into drafts. Some tweets containing pictures could also not be sent.

This anomaly corrected later after about an hour or so.

Widespread outage

11 hours ago, some Twitter users around the globe reported a widespread outage.

On Friday, Twitter Inc said that it was working on fixing an access issue after thousands of users reported problems with the platform.

“Tweets may not be loading for some of you. We’re working on fixing a problem and you’ll be back on the timeline soon,” the company said in a tweet.

Around 40,000 users reported issues with the social media platform Friday, according to outage monitoring website Downdetector.com.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a series of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage could have affected a larger number of users.

Downdetector reports outages in Twitter services.

In October 2020, Twitter experienced technical issues — which lasted for more than two hours — that prevented users from tweeting. The company blamed the problems on an “inadvertent change to our systems.” That outage affected users access across the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world.

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