Twitter users have been sharing their frustrations on other social media networks, with some joking about the irony of the outage.
Twitter is currently experiencing a global outage, with thousands of users around the world reporting issues. The platform’s homepage displays a notice reading “Welcome to Twitter” instead of the usual Following and For You feeds. Within half an hour of the fault appearing at 10:00 GMT, more than 5,000 reports were flagged to outage monitor Downdetector.
The outage comes at a difficult time for Twitter, as the company reportedly laid off 200 staff members on Monday. While the Following feed is not working, some users are reporting that they can now see the For You feed, which collects tweets from people similar to those they follow.
Twitter users have been expressing their frustrations on other social media networks, with some making light of the situation by joking about the irony of the outage. Many are speculating as to the cause of the issue, with some suggesting that it could be related to the recent layoffs.
Whatever the cause, Twitter users are hoping for a speedy resolution to the problem so that they can get back to using the platform as normal. In the meantime, many are turning to other social media networks to connect with friends and family.