Twitter seems to be having difficulties, with users reporting that the site’s timeline isn’t loading on either the web or mobile apps.
The site itself is still accessible, as are individual accounts and the ability to send new tweets, but loading the “Following” timeline doesn’t seem to be happening. (Previously, the “For You” timeline was also inaccessible, though that now seems to be working again).
There’s been a spike of reports for the site on DownDetector starting around 5AM ET, with users reporting broken timelines in the US, UK, and elsewhere. Oddly, it seems that lists (curated groups of users) also work, so try that if your feed isn’t otherwise loading.
Here’s what Twitter currently looks like for most people. What’s happening? Well, we don’t know.
Welcome to Twitter! Hope you like nothing! Image: The Verge
There’s been no word on the outage so far from Twitter Support, but the site has been increasingly glitchy since Elon Musk’s takeover and widespread layoffs. The company itself seems to be slowly falling apart, with reports of internal tools like Slack and Jira shutting down without warning, leaving employees to take unscheduled days off.
At the time of writing, Twitter’s timelines are still inactive, but we’ll update this story with the latest news as we have it.
Update, March 1st, 07:04AM ET: Updated story to note that the “For You” timeline is accessible but the “Following” timeline is not.