Twitter outage fixed for web, iOS/Android users

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A Twitter outage which hit web users and mobile owners now looks to have been fixed, with service resumed. Many mobile users trying to access Twitter using the iOS and Android apps were unable to update their feeds, with web users getting an error message which informs them that service is down.

For the past few hours depending on your location, many Twitter users were being greeted with the error message below. “Something was technically wrong” but it looks like Twitter’s engineers were hot on the case and were able to ensure service was restored quickly before anger could erupt.

Twitter acknowledged the problem quickly and posted a service issue status around 2 hours ago, identifying the error as an unexpected complication during a planned deploy in one of their core services. The social networking giant has since apologized to users for the inconvenience and said that they will look in to the issues being experienced by web and mobile users.

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Twitter was not down for long and it looks like the engineers have been able to rectify these issues already. In the update Twitter said that they rolled back the change as soon as they discovered the problem, undertaking a controlled recovery to make sure that service was restored in a safe way.

When popular social sites like Twitter and Facebook go down it often sparks mass hysteria online. Kudos to Twitter for fixing this issue early on and not leaving its millions of users across the world without service for a prolonged period of time. If you are still experiencing problems with Twitter on iOS, Android or the web then we would be interested to hear from you.

Has Twitter service been completely resumed on your devices?

Also See: Twitter Down March 2011: Over capacity causes outage

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