Twitter logo PixelSource: Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Users in parts of the U.S., Europe, and Japan are experiencing significant Twitter outages.
  • The outages have been intermittant since at least 4pm EST.
  • No word yet on the cause or when things will be back to normal.

Update 2: The company told Axios during the outage that it had "no evidence of a security breach or hack" and it was investigating "internal causes".

Update: Twitter seems to be returning back to normal, although there's still no word on the cause of the outage, although it seems likely a DDOS may be responsible.

Twitter is down for many users in the U.S., parts of Europe, and the far east in countries like Japan. The outage seems to have started sometime after 4 PM EST, and service has been on and off for many users since that time. Twitter users on the web and mobile can not see their timeline or recent tweets.

Twitter down 10/15/20Source: DownDetector

We don't have an explanation as to why the microblog is down at the moment, but we'll be following the situation and updating this story accoringly as the evening progresses.