For a short snapshot of ecstasy on Friday, they couldn’t tweet on Twitter. On DownDetector, the administration demonstrated a spike in issues in the course of the most recent hour or thereabouts. Tweets sent ricocheted directly back; retweets were likewise restricted.
Yet, there was as yet a mystery approach to tweet: individuals from The Verge, just as different news associations and eager Twitter clients, found that booking tweets let they effectively get their message out there. (They likely expected to utilize Twitter’s web application — hit the three little specks underneath the tweet box — or TweetDeck.)
It’s hazy what the reason was, however a Twitter PM said the organization was taking a shot at it:
Tweeting is broken. They are taking a shot at fixing it.
— Patrick Traughber (@ptraughber) February 7, 2020
Twitter’s status page said it’s “a possible system irregularity currently affecting all data products and real time APIs.”
Twitter reveals to The Verge, “We made a change and some mistakes were in the code. To fix it, we undid the change.” The organization additionally guided us toward a Twitter Support declaration about the fix, which seems to have gone out not long after 5PM ET:
While their colleagues gripe about not having the option to tweet, it merits inquiring as to whether anybody genuinely needs to. A Twitter without retweets or hot takes? Sounds sort of pleasant, really.
Update February seventh, 4:54 PM ET: Added data from Twitter’s status page.
Update February seventh, 4:59 PM ET: Sadly, it’s back.