Diego Mendoza
Diego Mendoza
Updated Feb 8, 2023, 6:15pm EST
North America

People can’t tweet


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Multiple Twitter users on Wednesday reported a sudden outage, with users unable to send tweets and direct messages, or even retweets. Many reported getting an error message saying they were over their "tweet limit" and the only workaround was to schedule a tweet.

While people were eventually able tweet, some functions like DMing still appeared unavailable late Wednesday evening.

The scope of the outage remains unclear. Twitter has not provided any information on the issue so far and did not immediately respond to Semafor's request for comment.

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The issue appears to have begun around 4:30 pm. ET, according to Down Detector, a website where people can report any web outages. Reports of issues spiked more than 15,000%.

Twitter has not made any announcements regarding a limit on tweets, and it remains unclear whether this is a policy update or temporary glitch. According to the company’s website, users have a limit of 2,400 tweets a day.

Meta's Facebook and Instagram also appeared to experience accessibility issues around the same time on Wednesday, according to Down Detector, although the issue appeared less widespread.