Twitter users have been not able to submit immediately at the website for almost an hour, within the present day outage to hit the social media platform seeing that billionaire Elon Musk’s $44bn takeover.
From round 10pm GMT on Wednesday, users attempting to tweet had been informed through the platform that they had hit their each day limit – no matter a lot of them reporting having not tweeted in any respect that day.
The outage affected no longer simply new tweets however retweets and replies. Users additionally suggested now not being capable of get right of entry to their direct messages.Some users discovered a workaround via scheduling tweets one minute into the future. The service eventually again at nearly 11pm GMT, however on the time of reporting, direct messages have been still lacking.At the time of reporting, Tweetdeck – a Twitter-owned provider that lets in users to view multiple columns of Twitter in browsers – remained down. There has been hypothesis that the product becomes unique to Twitter Blue subscribers, but the organization has but to announce whether that is the case.
Since Musk took over the company, Twitter now not has a press branch, but the Guardian sent questions to an e mail address the company has previously used to field press inquiries.
US tech booklet The Information suggested Musk told Twitter team of workers to pause “new feature development” to maximize stability at the platform amid the outage.
The disruption got here just hours after Twitter rolled out a brand new product to Twitter Blue subscribers that allows them to send tweets with up to four,000 characters. The organization turned into also within the procedure of finishing its unfastened get admission to to the software programming interface (API) on 9 February.