Twitter users were left frustrated on Wednesday as the social media platform faced yet another outage. Users reported issues with broken links, images not loading, and a third-party app failing to work. This marks the second outage for Twitter in as many days, with the first occurring on Tuesday.
Even Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, stating that the platform was “so brittle” and that it was “impossible” to use.
Twitter quickly acknowledged the issue, stating that it was an API (application programming interface) issue that was affecting the platform’s ability to deliver content.
Gizmodo reported that the issue was causing links and images to become scrambled, with some users seeing random strings of code instead of actual content.
Engadget updated their article later in the day to report that the issue had been resolved, but the frustration of Twitter users was already palpable.
As social media continues to play an increasingly important role in modern communication, outages like these can have a major impact on individuals and businesses who rely on the platform to connect with their audience. It remains to be seen if Twitter can continue to improve its stability in the face of growing demand.