Twitter, and apps that rely on Twitter’s API, were down Tuesday around 11:10 PT.

photo: Rani Molla

Twitter experienced a widespread outage across its desktop platform and API that lasted for roughly half an hour. As of about 11:10 AM PT on Tuesday, apps that use Twitter — including Tweetdeck and Twitter WordPress plugins — were also not connecting.

Upon first logging onto the site, Twitter said something is “technically wrong”:

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 11.12.14 AM

Then, the website said it was “down for maintenance”:

Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 11.25.08 AM

Twitter updated its Status page at 12:12 PST:

 During a planned deploy in one of our core services, we experienced unexpected complications that made Twitter unavailable for many users starting at 11:01am. We rolled back the change as soon as we identified the issue and began a controlled recovery to ensure stability of other parts of the service. The site was fully recovered by 11:47am PDT. We apologize for the inconvenience.

As of 11:45 PT, issues with Twitter seem to be resolved, with tweets dribbling in.

This article was updated frequently, including the headline, as Twitter’s status changed.

  1. Thank you for this! I was logged in a bit earlier & when I went back to post an article it had logged me out & wasn’t allowing me to log in, I thought I got hacked x.x & couldn’t find anything on Google about Twitter being down. Thanks for being on it!

  2. Just saw this: http://pando.com/2014/03/11/twitter-goes-down-during-biz-stones-sxsw-panel/

    wonder if the audience asked too many questions >.< lol

  3. Grace Elizabeth's Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Just when I was trying to get some work done.

  4. I think Twitter should go down for a day or so…no one really cares what you have to say, anyways.


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